Nigeria and the U.S. signs a Declaration of Partnership

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Nigeria and the U.S. has signed a Declaration of Partnership to inaugurate a five-year Feed the Future Nigeria Country Plan aimed at ensuring food security.

Feed the Future is a U.S. government initiative coordinated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The initiative seeks to sustainably reduce global poverty, malnutrition, and hunger.

According to Colin Dreizin, Director, USAID Economic Growth and Environment, the Plan serves as a blueprint for inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led economic growth and strengthening resilience among people and the system.

Dreizin added that the Plan would seek to improve household nutrition especially for women and children in eleven states where the programme would be implemented.

The states include Adamawa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger, and Yobe.