Gallery: female-run cereal banks help families facing food crisis in Niger. Community food banks in Niger – run exclusively by women—are reducing the impact of the food crisis on local communities

by Charlotte Seager

These unique food banks are helping the most vulnerable families in Niger. Photograph: IFAD/David Rose

“Before cereal and grain banks were always managed by men, with the stock sold to generate money,” says Vincenzo Galastro, IFAD’s country portfolio manager, based in Niger. “These banks are managed by women, and the repayment of stock is carried out by villagers, which allows the most vulnerable families to ensure food security.”

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