Niger

Lutheran World Relief began working in Niger in 1975 and today operates primarily in the Tahoua, Maradi, Dosso and Zinder regions, where farming is a primary means if income for families.

Our programs in agriculture, climate change adaptation and emergency response improve crop production and promote sustainable land use, so families are able to feed themselves year-round.

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Our programs in agriculture, climate change adaptation and emergency response improve crop production and promote sustainable land use, so families are able to feed themselves year-round.

We help farming families in Niger increase the quality and yield of their crops and livestock, access sources of credit, and sell their produce in bigger and more profitable markets. We help families become better equipped to cope with severe drought through soil and water conservation, including introducing higher-yield and drought-tolerant grains, pulses, and horticultural products.

We also make the most of smartphone technology so that farmers are equipped with the most up-to-date information about weather forecasts, market data, composting and crop disease identification and treatment, and more.

And in times of extreme crisis, Lutheran World Relief responds to the immediate needs of communities through the distribution of seeds and agricultural supplies to reestablish agricultural production and offset critical food shortages.

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Niger

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Featured Projects
12/12: An Alliance for Year-Round Resilience in Tahoua and Maradi

The 12/12 Alliance promotes market-driven investments in agricultural diversification, productivity, and connectivity to strengthen the resilience of rural communities in Tahoua and Maradi, Niger while simultaneously helping the private sector meet their business objectives in the area. In collaboration with Ecobank and Airtel, Lutheran World Relief works with farmers to increase their production and profitable marketing of onions, cowpeas, wheat and small ruminants. 

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Community-Led Food Crisis Recovery in the Sahel (CORE)

CORE’s resilience-based approach aims to strengthen the capacity of vulnerable agropastoralist communities in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to influence, respond and adapt to changes in their environment, as well as prepare for and recover more effectively from shocks and stressors. The project focuses on agricultural diversification and productivity, increasing sales margins, and improving value chain linkages and the capacity of community-based organizations. 

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