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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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Addressing land and policy grabs in the shadow of COVID-19

2 June 2020

Reports suggest the COVID-19 fallout is providing opportunities for elites to seize lands and rewrite regulations. We need effective responses to secure land rights and lay the foundations for a just recovery.    Throughout history, crises have enabled those with more information, resources and…