How can the country feed itself?

From Global development | The Guardian Tue Nov 13 2012, 06:07:16

Government wants cash - and ideas - to increase food security through diverse seeds, milk transfers and better land use

The Niger government is urging the international community to invest millions of dollars in the country's programme to increase food security (video) and build its agricultural capabilities.

At a meeting in Paris on Tuesday, government officials are expected to present details of the 3N (Nigeriens Nourish Nigeriens) initiative to representatives from the EU, the World Bank, the IMF, other international banks and private investors from countries including Australia and Brazil.

Niger has earmarked 25% of its budget for the $2.6bn (£1.6bn) programme, which aims to improve the country's resilience to food crises, which are becoming more frequent. Niger is putting up 22% of the total amount needed for the programme and is hoping the remainder will be met by partners "who believe in what we are trying to do", said Hassane Mamoudou, technical adviser to the high commission of 3N.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Niger:   Annulation du concours d'intégration de 450 agents à la fonction publique (news)
Radio France Internationale
25 October 2016

Au Niger, un arrêté du ministère de la Fonction publique vient d'annuler un concours d'intégration de 450 agents. Des agents qui ont été recrutés depuis ... [read more]

Algérie:   Le Premier ministre du Niger en visite de travail mercredi et jeudi à Alger (news)
Algerie Presse Service
25 October 2016

Le Premier ministre de la République du Niger, Brigi Rafini, effectuera une visite de travail, mercredi et jeudi en Algérie, à l'invitation du Premier ministre, Abdelmalek Sellal, ... [read more]

Niger:   Nouveau gouvernement au pays (news)
Radio France Internationale
23 October 2016

Au Niger, la nomination du nouveau gouvernement élargi à l'ancien opposant Seyni Oumarou et son parti le MNSD est diversement appréciée à travers les réseaux ... [read more]

blogAfrica is's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!