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.

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