U.S. Government and Government of Niger Launch New Strategy to Improve Food Security and Nutrition and Sign Declaration of Partnership
August 7, 2018
NIAMEY–Today, the U.S. Government launches a five-year food security strategy to boost resilience, strengthen agricultural growth, and improve nutrition in Niger, in partnership with the Government of Niger. The strategy builds on the U.S. Government’s ongoing global Feed the Future initiative and will support the Government of Niger’s Plan for Economic and Social Development (PDES) and the National Action Plan for the Nigeriens Nourish Nigeriens Initiative (HC3N). Niger is one of only 12 Feed the Future countries worldwide selected by the U.S. Government to implement this strategy.
For the past five years, the U.S. Government’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) initiative in Niger has helped Nigeriens better manage shocks and stresses and build their own pathways out of poverty. Over the next five years, Feed the Future will build on this progress by forging new partnerships and greater collaboration among government, donors, businesses, and civil society to accelerate growth.
The U.S. Ambassador to Niger, Eric P. Whitaker; the High Commissioner for 3N, the Honorable M. Aly Bety; the USAID/Sahel Regional Office Mission Director, Lisa Franchett; and the Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President and General Counsel, Jeanne Hauch, will speak at the launch event in Niamey scheduled for 4PM, August 7th at the Soluxe Hotel.
Says Ambassador Whitaker, “Niger was chosen by the U.S. Government as one of only twelve Feed the Future target countries for assistance around the globe. This distinction reinforces the partnership between the United States and Niger and our commitment to improving resilience and food security for Nigeriens.”