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Niger is characterized by political instability, which has led to conflicts and food security crises. The country is one of the poorest in the world, and in 2003 agriculture accounted for 17% of the total GDP. Approximately 83% of the population is rural, and 60% of it does not have access to safe drinking water.

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When losing your soil means losing your livelihood (commentary)

3 May 2019

In Niger, where agriculture is the main source of income, the message is simple: Losing your soil means losing your livelihood. The ability to grow food is inextricably linked to the productive capacity of the soil. In the case of Niger’s soil, the picture is bleak: The soils hold poor structural…

EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI Research Fellow/Senior Research (Nigeria-based)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow and Leader of its country strategy support program in Niger

At the crossroads: analysing the impact of pastoral policies upon pastoralists based in Abalak, Niger

  This research focuses on the livelihoods of pastoralists who reside in Abalak, Niger. It analyses the method of pastoralism practised by pastoralists in Abalak and the impact of regional, national and local policies on their livelihoods. (Written by Oussouby Touré). Download Full Report Download…



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Beyond Ownership: Measuring Land Rights

3 May 2021

Advancing women’s land rights is a priority for the international development agenda. Yet, there is no consensus on which rights should be monitored and reported. Three indicators of women’s property rights are widely used in the literature. Each captures a different aspect of women’s land rights,…