Initiative to End Hunger in Africa

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The Initiative to End Hunger in Africa (IEHA) was "a multi-year effort to help fulfill the Millennium Development Goal of reducing the number of hungry people on the continent in half by 2015."[1]

According to a 2003 fact sheet:[1]

"IEHA is taking steps to decrease Africa’s dependence on food aid by almost $2.6 billion by the year 2015, and is helping to lay the foundation for sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction on the continent. The initiative focuses on promoting agricultural growth and building an African-led partnership to cut hunger and poverty. The primary objective of the initiative is to rapidly and sustainably increase agricultural growth and rural incomes in sub-Saharan Africa.
"Resources: The Initiative to End Hunger in Africa was formally launched in August 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development with an initial FY 2003 U.S. commitment of $28 million in development assistance resources to supplement USAID investments in African agriculture. United States development assistance for the initiative’s efforts to help African farmers harness science and technology will increase from $30.5 million to $53 million in FY03. We will also increase our investment to unleash the power of markets for Africa’s small farmers by two-thirds, from $25 million to $37 million in FY03. Substantial additional investment will be needed to achieve the initiative’s goals. IEHA envisions African governments, international development agencies, private sector investors, civil society, universities, and a broad range of interest groups that provide support for African development, including USAID, working together to mobilize the necessary resources."


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fact Sheet, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC, March 18, 2003.

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