Presidential Initiative to End Hunger in Africa (IEHA)

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Presidential Initiative to End Hunger in Africa (IEHA) was a George W. Bush-era effort by the U.S. government to "increase rural incomes by increasing the productivity of small farmers [in sub-Saharan Africa], improving the policy environment they face, and supporting initiatives that will increase agricultural trade both domestically and internationally."[1]

"The Presidential Initiative to End Hunger in Africa (IEHA) was launched in 2002 as a multi-year effort designed to help increase agricultural income and fulfill the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal of cutting the number of hungry people in Africa in half by 2015. This initiative focuses on promoting agricultural growth and building an African-led partnership to cut hunger and poverty by investing in agriculture which is oriented towards the small-scale farmers."[1]

IEHA was implemented by USAID country and regional field operating units (OUs) with assistance from USAID/Washington. "Each OU was required to develop an IEHA Action Plan (AP). Nine APs have been completed [as of November 2006] i.e. Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, the Regional Center for Southern Africa (RCSA), the Regional Economic Services Office for East and Southern Africa (REDSO) and now renamed (USAID/EA), South Africa, the West Africa Regional Program (WARP) and Zambia."[1]

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