Germany will provide more than two million and work in coordination with the fifteen countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in order to mitigate food insecurity in the region.
Due to the crisis in food prices and drought, about 20 million people in the Sahel are threatened by food insecurity.
The director general of the FAO, José Graziano da Silva, said that this project is key and has the potential to become a model for other regions of Africa and Asia.
“We need greater cooperation between governments of different countries and active participation of political leaders, civil society, academia and other partners,” he explained.
In this regard, said that while hunger has declined in the past twenty years, has increased in sub-Saharan Africa.