This report examines the challenges and opportunities of Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, working in the complex political, economic, environmental, and cultural context of Nigeria. With the initiative moving into its second phase, adding resilience as a strategic objective and including more fragile target countries like Nigeria, Feed the Future needs to evolve its model to meet the needs of the world’s most at-risk populations. The report’s policy recommendations include an even greater emphasis on resilience; focusing on local capacities and systems; building on Feed the Future’s strengths; and harnessing U.S. leadership.
Julie Howard and Emmy Simmons are non-resident senior advisers for the Global Food Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. Kimberly Flowers is the director of the Global Food Security Project and the Humanitarian Agenda at CSIS.
This report was made possible through the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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