Integrated Approaches to Food Security and Nutrition

A Trip Report of the CSIS Delegation to Senegal, August 2016

The Global Food Security Project and the Africa Program from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) led a congressional staff delegation to Senegal in August 2016 to examine how Feed the Future and related U.S. assistance programs are contributing to agricultural growth and food security in a key U.S. partner in West Africa. The bipartisan delegation traveled from the Senegalese capital of Dakar to the east and the north of the country, visiting Feed the Future and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) projects, and talking to farmers and millers, community groups and women’s cooperatives, entrepreneurs and volunteers, national and local government officials, embassy staff, program implementers, and Peace Corps volunteers. The visit offered an opportunity to better understand how Feed the Future principles are put into practice, how the initiative’s programs relate to other U.S. development investments, and how Senegalese partners—both in and outside of government—perceive the program’s impacts and contributions.
Photo credit: Caitlyn Healy
Kimberly Flowers
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food Security Program