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Madagascar: USAID provides 75 million dollars over five years to combat food insecurity in the island




The Chargé d'affaires of the Us Embassy in Madagascar, Eric Wong, recently announced the renewal of the food security program called SALOHI(1) enacted in 2009, destined for the populations of East and South of the island.
 
It is 75 million dollars which will thus be committed for the next five years to continue to combat food insecurity and develop agricultural productivity of Madagascar, as reported by the Malagasy newspaper Les Nouvelles.
 
Initiated by USAID (2) and the Office of Food for Peace, and set in place by a coalition of four non-governmental organisations [Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), Catholic Relief Services - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (CRS) and Land O'Lakes International Development Division (LOL)], the food safety SALOHI program touched 692,000 people in some 120 rural communes since 2009.
 
(1)    Strengthening and Accessing Livehood Opportunities for Household Impact
(2)    the Agency of United States international development (United States Agency for International Development or USAID)



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