Food Security and Safety Nets

Type Working Paper
Title Food Security and Safety Nets
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2009
This study aims to assist the Government of Niger in developing a multi-sectoral approach to reducing the population’s vulnerability to food insecurity. The study reviews food security policies and programs in Niger, and provides an action plan for strengthening the existing system and developing an effective safety net strategy. The study finds that targeting of food aid has been either weak with significant leakages. Moreover, although the need to support poor and food insecure households is substantial, safety nets are small, receive limited funding, and are designed for emergency food crises. The study recommends to improve the efficiency and scope of safety net programs in Niger and to promote effective strategies to improve food availability and the emergency response systems.

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