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Learning Event No 11, Session 2, ARDD 2011: How the Niger Republic is building resilience of farmers to climate change and increasing food security?

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How the Niger Republic is building resilience of farmers to climate change and increasing food security? Presentation by Robert Zougmoré

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Learning Event No 11, Session 2, ARDD 2011: How the Niger Republic is building resilience of farmers to climate change and increasing food security?

  1. 1. How the Niger Republic is buildingresilience of farmers to climate change and increasing food security? Robert Zougmoré ICRISAT/CCAFS
  2. 2. Evidence of impact1. 5,000,000 ha re-greened in 20 years (1990- 2010) and 200 millions new trees (1 million HA of Faidherbia Albida)2. Additional cereal production of 500,000 ton /year3. 1,25 million rural households and 2,5 millions people that benefited; and income of ~ $US 2500 generated per village
  3. 3. Going to scale1. Developing a national enabling agroforestry legislation to favour farmers’ ownership of trees and land2. Empowering rural communities for farmers to control themselves the process3. Promoting communication on successful experiences and their dissemination (e.g. farmer-to-farmer visits; radio; TV; video…)

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