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Niger - Food security and safety nets (English)

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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    Aker, Jenny C.; Ninno, Carlo del; Dorosh, Paul A.; Mulder-Sibanda, Menno; Razmara, Setareh

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    Niger - Food security and safety nets

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    food crisis;food insecurity;safety net program;chronic food insecurity;information and communication;food aid;drought;cereal production;access to food;Demographic and Health Survey;safety net system;food availability;Food and Nutrition Security;vulnerability to food insecurity;Technical and Financial Partners;poor household;emergency response;social protection strategy;staple food crop;high population growth;early warning system;food security situation;household food insecurity;social protection program;access to health facility;population living in poverty;government's development strategy;terms of trade shock;social safety net program;Agricultural Research and Extension;access to agricultural credit;per capita food consumption;net purchasers of food;agricultural productivity;cereal market;emergency response system;incidence of poverty;safety net intervention;world food programme;health and nutrition;caloric consumption;cereal bank;grain price;food production;Social Safety Nets;seasonal food;gross national income;lack of resource;household food consumption;food security issue;food aid donor;social protection interventions;coefficient of variation;public works program;household food security;vulnerable group;household income;food price;policy option;rural area;net import;



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Aker, Jenny C.; Ninno, Carlo del; Dorosh, Paul A.; Mulder-Sibanda, Menno; Razmara, Setareh

Niger - Food security and safety nets (English). Social protection and labor discussion paper ; no. 1418 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.