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Renforcement de la résilience des ménages vulnérables affectés par les déficits céréalier et pastoral au Niger

Renforcement de la résilience des ménages vulnérables affectés par les déficits céréalier et pastoral au Niger

Full title of the project:

Renforcement de la résilience des ménages vulnérables affectés par les déficits céréalier et pastoral au Niger

Target areas:

Diffa, Tillabery and Zinder

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 819 470
20/09/2013-31/08/2014
Project code:
OSRO/NER/305/NOR
Objective:

To contribute to food security and improve the incomes of vulnerable farmers and agropastoralists affected by food deficits; and more specifically, to enhance the resilience of the identified vulnerable populations in order for them to better cope with current and future shocks.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Agriculture, the Haut-commissariat à l’initiative 3N, the Regional Departments of Agriculture (Zinder) and Livestock (Diffa and Tillabery), the Food Crisis Unit and Non-governmental Organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

30 833 vulnerable farming households.

 

Activities implemented:
  • Established village committees (three to five people) to define the vulnerability criteria for the selection of beneficiaries.
  • Identified beneficiary households on the basis of the pre-defined vulnerability criteria.
  • Procured and distributed 324 tonnes of millet and niébé seeds to 29 100 vulnerable households (each family received 10 kg of millet and 5 kg of niébé to cultivate 1 ha).
  • Pprocured and distributed 260 tonnes of animal feed to 1 733 households.
  • Built a desk marketing to gather and purchase horticultural products.
  • Organized training sessions on marketing for members of three cooperatives and provided them with three carts to be used in the facility.
  • Organized two workshops on seed multiplication, control process and certification of seeds. 
Impact:
  • Obtained a total production of 13 933.7 tonnes of cereal, of which 11 417.5 tonnes of millet and 2 516.2 tonnes of niébé.
  • Provided animal feed for 8 700 small ruminants for four months during the lean season.
  • Reinforced the marketing capacities of three cooperatives.
  • Trained 84 regional, departmental and crop protection inspectors/technicians.
  • Reduced post-harvest vegetable losses and improved the commercialization of horticultural products thanks to the construction of the desk marketing.