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Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:15am


NIAMEY — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new activity aimed at increasing the resilience of agricultural, livestock, and food market systems in Niger.

The five-year USAID Yalwa activity will strengthen the capacities of farmers, producer organizations, agribusinesses and rural households in the Maradi, Tillabéri and Zinder regions of Niger to meet the growing demand for affordable, safe and nutritious food. Yalwa means “fulfillment” or “blossoming” in the Hausa language.

USAID promotes business development and opportunities for Nigeriens to engage in growing markets
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 9:45am

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the launch of the second phase of the Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) project in Niger. Through this project, the United States intends to commit more than $540 million (CFA F 315.5 billion) over five years to help the most vulnerable Nigeriens build resilience to climate and other shocks and permanently escape poverty.  United States Ambassador to Niger, Mr. Eric Whitaker; High Commissioner for the Nigeriens Nourishing Nigeriens Initiative, M. Aly Bety; and USAID Mission Director for the Sahel, Ms. Lisa Franchett officially launched the project.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 6:30am

Today, the United States and the Government of the Republic of Niger celebrated the launch of the Niger Electoral Process Assistance activity. This activity, financed by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will assist the Government of Niger to promote a peaceful democratic transition through free, transparent, and inclusive elections. U.S. Ambassador to Niger, Mr. Eric Whitaker, and the President of the National Electoral Commission Mr. Issaka Souna officially launched the program.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:15am

Today, the United States provided $50,000 to assist communities impacted by the flooding in the capital, Niamey. This award, given to World Vision Niger from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), will help 481 households affected by the flooding rebuild their lives by providing relief supplies including blankets, jerry cans and soap, as well as helping to prevent the spread of disease through water, sanitation and hygiene trainings.