If you missed the World Food Programme’s live Google+ hangout about the Sahel hunger crisis yesterday you can watch it in its entirety on Youtube.
You can see everyone who participated in this web story. Denise Brown, the World Food Programme Country Director for Niger answered questions about the food crisis in Niger.
“The biggest challenge we have is the areas where we didn’t intervene, but where we see now the food security situation has deteriorated,” said Brown. “People have no food stocks left at the household level. The prices on the market have increased.”
Photo Above: Small-holder farm where Kenyan woman farmer, Teresia (right) plants cabbage and other vegetables. She also owns a small dairy cooperative.
Last Friday the NGO world applauded the announcement of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a new $3B commitment by G-8 nations, African countries and private sector partners to lift 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years (USAID). This commitment primarily looks to boost African agriculture, particularly small-holder farmers.