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Report Launch: Risk and Resilience: Advancing Food and Nutrition Security in Nigeria

February 13, 2019 • 9:00 – 11:00 am EST
Please join the CSIS Global Food Security Project for the launch of our newest report, Risk and Resilience: Advancing Food and Nutrition Security in Nigeria through Feed the Future, by Julie Howard and Emmy Simmons. The report examines what the new Feed the Future strategy's emphasis on resilience means in Nigeria, one of the newly-designated target countries. Nigeria, with the continent’s largest economy, is arguably the most important partner for the United States in Africa and is on the verge of a critical presidential election. Through the lens of Nigeria, especially the northeast, the report examines the risks and opportunities related to extending the highly-regarded U.S. global hunger and food security initiative to more fragile countries. 
The event will feature a dialogue on why the United States’ leadership on global food security, particularly in fragile, climate, and conflict-affected regions, is critical to U.S. national security and reducing global poverty and malnutrition. How can the U.S. adapt its successful experience with facilitating inclusive, private sector driven agricultural development to more fragile environments? Can boosting resilient systems, jobs, incomes, and nutrition in the agricultural sector – where most people live and work – help address the root causes of fragility and conflict in Nigeria and other regions? 

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Kimberly Flowers
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food and Water Security Program
Julie Howard
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Global Food and Water Security Program
Emmy Simmons
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Global Food and Water Security Program

Adesoji Adelaja

John A Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy, Michigan State University & Global Fellow, Africa Program, Wilson Center

Dina Esposito

Vice President, Technical Leadership, Mercy Corps

Philip DeCosse

Senior Vice President, West and Central Africa and Haiti, Chemonics

Greg Collins

Deputy Assistant Administrator and Resilience Coordinator, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development