World Agriculture Watch


Farm typology in the Dosso region

WAW, through its inclusive approach, provides an array of partners with a common platform for data collection and analysis, from policymakers to local development organizations. The work carried out in Niger’s Dosso region seeks to refine the national typology using qualitative data collected from reference farms.

This method makes it possible to engage numerous local people and organizations, particularly those in direct and constant contact with farmers (such as technical service providers, producer organizations, advisory support organizations and even other farmers), as local sources of knowledge.

Thus, the various stages of local testing were conducted in an interactive and participative way. Nine types of farm were selected to form Niger’s national typology, based on a combination of agricultural revenue per person (ARP) and techno-economic orientation (TEO) of the farm.