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Help farmers in developing countries

A NEW campaign has been launched which aims to help farmers in developing countries who are being forced off their land and forced to grow food for fuel rather than nutrition.

The 'Enough Food for Everyone IF' campaign sees over 100 UK charities joining forces to ensure everyone has enough food.

The campaign wants to stop poor farmers being forced off their land and help them grow food for nutrition, rather than to be used for biofuels.

The report issued to go alongside the campaign launch has stated that countries who invest in agriculture have reduced hunger levels, but many small scale farmers in developing countries are not receiving this investment.

The campaign also highlights the effects of climate change, which is having devastating effects on crop yields in these countries.

The Soil Association is one of the groups which helped to launch the campaign. Helen Browning, director at the Soil Association said: "The Soil Association is pleased to join the IF campaign coalition. We work for fairness in the system to end hunger and malnutrition, and support increasing access to land for farmers now and in the future."

The campaign is also working to ensure the UK government keep their promises on aid to help invest in small-scale farming in developing countries, and that governments stop large companies dodging tax in developing countries.

Compassion in World Farming, Oxfam and the Scotland Malawi Partnership are some of the members taking part in the campaign.

Visit www.enoughfoodif.org to join the campaign and to find out more information.

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