1. Pan up on oil barrel with "oil" written on it to protestors wearing big masks of G8 leaders UPSOUND " Food for fuel, food for fuel"
2. Various of protestors putting a person dressed as a piece of corn into the oil barrow and chanting " Food for fuel"
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Lucy Brinicombe, spokesperson for Oxfam International:
" We want G8 leaders to agree to stop burning food for fuel. At the moment the world is facing spiralling food prices and biofuel targets are a manmade impact on food prices so the G8 could actually make a decision to freeze this flawed policy."
4. Various of protestors dressed as world leaders chanting "food for fuel."
5. EU president Manuel Barroso walking into news conference
6. Wide of press conference
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jose Manuel Barroso, European Commission President:
"What I would like leaders to do is instead of saying 'I will do nothing unless you do it first,' we changed the logic of it, we say, let's go for it together. And this is exactly the opportunity Hokkaido gives us because we are going to meet at the G8 format but with our, let us say, outreach partners, as usual the G5. But we are going to meet in the major economies meeting format and we are going to meet with other countries like Africans and other countries also from Asia, Japanese presidency has very well and rightly invited."
8. Various of press conference
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Max Lawson, Policy adviser, Oxfam:
"We need to see the promises back in the communique, we need to see clear plans from each of the G8 as how they are going to increase Aid to Africa. This is absolutely vital, it's aid that pays for schools, clinics, life saving drugs. We really must see this money from the G8 and they can't avoid seeing those promises met."
10. Wide of British actor and Oxfam activist Bill Nighy standing in the middle of giant letters reading "Act Now"
11. Mid of Nighy posing next to letters
12. Side of Nighy standing in the middle of giant letters
13. Tracking shot of Nighy pointing to each letter
14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Bill Nighy, Actor and Oxfam Activist:
"We want to achieve exactly what we wanted to achieve last time and the time before that which is to keep the G-8 leaders and their governments to their promise. The promise that they would reach 50 (b) billion dollars of aid by 2010. And that they would fulfil the Millennium Development Goals that they promised in 2000: primary school education for everyone, HIV medicines for all the people that are requiring it, maternal health, sustainable environment, all of the Millennium Goals that they swore to in the original, wonderful, and history-making G-8 in 2000. We simply want them to not to renege on those promises and to keep it up to schedule. At the moment, they are disastrously behind schedule. So we are looking to remind them of that."
15. Various of G8 leaders with African leaders
16. U.S. President George Bush speaking with Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua
A non-governmental organisation protested against countries who grow crops for biofuels rather than food on the first day of the G-8 summit in northern Japan.
Aid for Africa - and whether enough is coming from the world's major economic powers - was in the spotlight on Monday as the Group of Eight nations prepared to meet with seven African leaders at their annual summit.
Oxfam campaigners dressed up as the G-8 leaders to call on the eight countries to stop burning food to deal with the current food crisis.
"At the moment, the world is facing spiralling food prices and biofuel targets are man-made impact on food prices. So the G-8 is actually making decision to freeze this food policy," Lucy Brinicombe, spokeswoman for Oxfam International said.
Activists have accused some G-8 countries, particularly France, Canada and Italy, of skimping on aid to Africa, and urged them to ramp up their contributions.
The remaining G-8 countries are Japan, Britain, Germany, Russia and the U.S.
EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso says the meeting is an opportunity to do act.
"What I would like leaders to do is instead of saying I will do nothing unless you do it first. We changed the logic of it, we say, let's go for it together and this is exactly the opportunity Hokkaido gives us because we are going to be the G8 format, with our let us say, outreach partners," he says.
Collectively, the G-8 has delivered just three (b) billion dollars of the 25 (b) billion dollars pledged to Africa in 2005, according or Debt, AIDS and Trade in Africa, or DATA, an advocacy group founded by U2 singer Bono and music producer Bob Geldof.
Germany, the U.S. and Britain were following through on commitments, while progress from Japan, France, Italy and Canada was either unclear or weak, DATA said.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development reported in April that foreign aid by major donor countries slumped in 2007 as debt-relief plans tapered off amid a global economic downturn in Japan
and some other rich nations.
Japan however said there has been no backtracking on commitments made by the G-8 to Africa.
The related topic of soaring food prices was another key topic on the agenda at the summit, with some experts predicting that the leaders would announce a food aid package and possibly funds to invest in agricultural
development in poorer nations.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he has received international support for his idea of creating an experts' group to tackle the global food crisis, similar to the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Sarkozy has also urged the G-8 to expand to take in growing powers China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Mexico, saying it is unwise to keep them on the sidelines.
Sarkozy told the Yomiuri newspaper on Monday that, "at the least," those countries should be brought in for a full day of discussions at the summits.
This year, these countries have been invited for a half-day of talks, on Wednesday.
British actor Bill Nighy, who is also an activist for the charity Oxfam, criticised the Group of Eight (G-8) leaders on Monday for being behind schedule in delivering their promises of tackling world poverty and fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals that they promised in 2000.
"We want to achieve exactly what we wanted to achieve last time and the time before that, which is to keep the G-8 leaders and their governments to their promise. The promise that they would reach 50 (b) billion dollars of aid by 2010," he said.
Leaders from the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Canada, Italy and Russia are facing demands at the annual summit to reinvigorate the stumbling world economy, push ahead languishing climate change talks, and make good on pledges to battle poverty and hunger.
The summit also coincides with demanding foreign policy issues such as the effort to strip North Korea of its nuclear weapons, mounting international pressure on Iran to stop its uranium enrichment programme, and the threat of United Nations Security Council sanctions on Zimbabwe over its recent one-sided presidential election run-off.
Host Japan has put global warming at the top of the summit's agenda, but the dilemmas of how to respond to accelerating inflation, slowing global economic growth coupled with soaring oil and food prices were likely to dominate the talks.