International Journal for Asian Contemporary Research, 2021, 1(III): 141-150

The 3N Initiative (Nigeriens Nourishing Nigeriens): Rethinking Hunger and thirst issue in Niger in the context of poverty reduction

Nasser Bozari and Qi Gubo*

Received: 31 August, 2021; Accepted: 28 September, 2021; Published: 29 September, 2021



Abstract

Causes of poverty vary by gender, age, culture, and other social and economic contexts. Hunger and malnutrition remain the core concerns. Niger ranks among the world’s poorest countries, with subsistence agriculture and livestock accounting for 80 % of Niger’s livelihoods. However, the agricultural sector is characterized by stagnation in production due to natural, human, technical and political obstacles. The paper aims to provide information about factors of food crises in Niger. In addition, this study also aims to inform the core priorities against hunger and food insecurity with a particular attention to Niger’s 3N Initiative. Key findings emerged from the literature review, historical data, desk review carried out by program evaluations, and other project documentation. The result findings also highlight several factors of food crisis in the country and show that the 3N Initiative has become a key component in Niger’s economic and social development plan and is a major contributor to poverty reduction. Key adaptation interventions that were identified in process as being of high priority by government, multilateral and bilateral institutions, and other partners were to address vulnerability and recurring crisis, and better understand and respond to the underlying determinants of food insecurity.

Keywords: Food insecurity, Hunger, Malnutrition, Poverty, 3N Initiative.


*Corresponding author: College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. Email: [email protected]

To cite this article: Bozari, N., & Gubo, Q. (2021). The 3N Initiative (Nigeriens Nourishing Nigeriens): Rethinking Hunger and thirst issue in Niger in the context of poverty reduction. International Journal for Asian Contemporary Research, 1 (III), 141-150.


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