France to finance two projects in Niger worth 22 million euros
France’s development agency, AFD, and Niger have inked a financing agreement for two projects worth 22 million euros in the African country.
The first project focusing on household food security, will benefit from a 10 million euros subsidy to support the most vulnerable households by improving their food security. Local NGO Karkara and the national agency for the financing of local authorities (ANFICT) will take over once the project is rolled out.
The second project, dubbed South-West Prevention, is allotted a subsidy of 12 million euros. It aims to provide answers to the multifaceted challenges facing the South-West Region of Niger, focusing on sustainable and inclusive solutions with an emphasis on prevention.
Niger’s Finance Minister Ahmat Jidoud and France’s ambassador to the country Sylvain Itté signed the agreement.
France is very present in Niger. The European country is a key partner for the west african country in terms of development aid and security cooperation.