Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies for improved Rural Livelihoods and Food Security in Mali and Niger

The West African Sahel and Savanna zones run from Nigeria through Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, to Senegal where natural resource limitations, especially water scarcity and land degradation, are exacerbated by climate change. Millions of smallholder farmers in these zones have poor access to political power, finance and markets, and supportive institutions and policies. The dominant agricultural systems comprise agropastoral and mixed rainfed production systems characterized by a complex mix of crops such as maize and cowpea, vegetables, livestock, rangelands, trees, fish, and other commodities. Project goal
To improve food and nutrition security in the region and build smallholder farmers’ resilience to the effects of climate change through scaling up existing technologies. Expected outcomes • Enhanced farmer resilience to the negative effects of climate change through mechanized approaches to land and water management. • Use of solar-driven and drip irrigation techniques that are adapted to local environments. Project locations Mali, Niger


Abdoulaye, Tahirou

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