Niger is now trying to overcome the extreme vulnerability of its population’s nutrition (ACTED)

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http://www.acted.org/fr/node/3214

Agricultural fairs are hope for a brighter future

A victim of over ten years of food crises, Niger is now trying to overcome the extreme vulnerability of its population’s nutrition, health, as well as its economy and society

On 17 June, ACTED simultaneously organized 4 agricultural input fairs for 10,500 beneficiaries as a complement to upcoming money transfer activities. The people were identified as vulnerable after a study on households’ income, which helped better grasp the security issue in areas of intervention. At the same time, ACTED teams had also studied the prices of inputs being sold in the region – in a way to avoid destabilizing the market with different prices – and identified the most reliable traders in terms of seed quality and price levels.

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Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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