Commitment to Action

R4 Rural Resilience Initiative in Senegal

Commitment by

United Nations World Food Programme, Swiss Re, United States Agency for International Development, Oxfam America

In 2011, Oxfam America and the United Nations World Food Programme, supported by Swiss Reinsurance Company and the United States Agency for International Development respectively, committed to expanding the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative to an additional 18,000 households in Senegal within five years. An innovative public-private partnership, R4 in Senegal will empower farmers and food insecure rural households with integrated risk management tools - including drought insurance, risk reduction, credit, and savings - as well as develop long-term resilience to the growing challenges of food insecurity and climate change. The expansion to Senegal will build upon the highly successful growth of a multi-year pilot in Ethiopia by Oxfam America, Swiss Reinsurance Company, and their partners.

Share

Tabs

Overview
Summary

Commitment

R4 Rural Resilience Initiative in Senegal

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$10,500,000

Region

Africa

Countries

SENEGAL

Commitment by

United Nations World Food Programme, Swiss Re, United States Agency for International Development, Oxfam America