US Votes $12.5m For Food Security In Nigeria
The Feed the Future, a US government global hunger and food security initiative, has earmarked 12.5 million Dollars for food security in Nigeria.
The Head of International Food Policy Research Institute, IFPRI Nigeria office, Dr George Mavrotas said this on Thursday in Abuja.
Mavrotas, who is also the Chief of the Project, The Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, said that the fund which has been released since 2016 would cover various agriculture and food security programmes in Nigeria for the next five years.
Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project is designed to address the need for policy research and capacity building.
It will equally ensure that Nigeria institutions are equipped to respond effectively to increase capacity, knowledge and information needs of the policy makers.
He explained that the initiative was a joint effort between the Michigan State University (MSU), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Nigeria Strategy Support Programme (NSSP) funded by USAID-Nigeria.