Fending off a food crisis in West Africa

Published on 18 January 2012

With signs of growing demand for food and rising prices in Niger and neighboring countries, international organizations are coming together to prevent a full-blown crisis. (..) “Government and NGOs are important partners for WFP in implementing its activities,” said Vigno Hounkanli, Public Information Officer in Niger’s WFP Office. “There is a very good collaboration between the government and WFP which responded to the government’s early support plan to help 750,000 severely food insecure households by launching its Cash and Food for Work Program.”

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