|Approval Date||23 Sep 2020|
|Signature Date||22 Oct 2020|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The proposed operation relates to the award of UA 4 million from African Development Fund (ADF) resources to Niger for implementation of the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Programme (ADRiFi) in that country. This is a technical and institutional support operation aimed at strengthening Niger's resilience and response to drought-related disasters. ADRiFi to be implemented from 2020 to 2023 is consistent with Niger's National Strategy for Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Agricultural Development titled the “Nigeriens feeding Nigeriens Initiative” (I3N) whose ultimate objective is “zero hunger” in Niger. The aim is to strengthen Niger’s resilience and response to climate shocks by improving disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change. To this end, ADRiFi Niger will provide technical and financial support to the Government of Niger in two key areas: (i) strengthening of Niger's capacity to assess drought risks, prevent drought-related food crises and develop contingency plans; and (ii) transfer of sovereign risk by purchasing insurance against drought-related risks from African Risk Capacity (ARC). The Niger project is the fifth to be approved under ADRiFi, after those of The Gambia, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Mauritania.
This country project in Niger is part of the ADRiFi programme whose overall objective is to strengthen resilience and response to climate shocks by improving disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change in the AfDB’s Regional Member Countries (RMCs). The specific objectives of the ADRiFi Niger programme are to: (i) strengthen Niger's capacity to assess the risks and costs associated with climatological disasters, particularly drought, and develop prevention and management measures at national and sub-national levels; (ii) promote disaster risk coverage through parametric insurance, to ensure the availability of emergency funds for prompt assistance to vulnerable communities in the event of a disaster.
The direct beneficiaries of the ADRiFi programme are the State of Niger, mainly through assistance with the payment of its drought risk insurance premium, and the decentralized services of the DNPGCA at the regional level. Vulnerable communities and small farmers are the indirect beneficiaries of the programme. Approximately six broad categories of vulnerable groups are considered, namely: (i) small-scale farmers with small farms; (ii) small-scale herders with few animals; (iii) nomadic agro-pastoralists and pastoralists who are settling down but have neither enough animal products to sell nor arable land to cultivate; (iv) pregnant women and nursing mothers; (v) large households; (vi) female farmers whose agricultural productivity is impeded by household responsibilities.
African Development Fund
|Last Update||15 May 2021|