Photo credit: ICRISAT
His Excellence Moussa Ousmane distributes plants to women at the project launch. Photo: Mahamane Badamssi, ICRISAT
NEW CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE PROJECT LAUNCHED IN THE POOREST REGIONS OF NIGER
To improve the resilience of poor households to climate risk in the resource-constrained farming systems of the semi-arid ecology of Niger a project funded by the European Union was launched.
The project will use a participatory approach to co-develop and scale out Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) innovations which will include:
- Short duration crop varieties well adapted to the climate
- The development of seed value chain to improve access to seeds
- Improved technologies of soil fertility, water harvesting and agroforestry systems.
A crosscutting objective of the project is focused on sustainable increase of agricultural productivity and nutritional values of agricultural products, reduction of poverty by the strengthening local value chains of high value crops and trees for income generation, especially for…
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