NIGER – Food Crisis Response and Emergency Support Programme


Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Jul 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 4,000,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The proposed emergency programme is a grant of up to UA 4,000,000 to the Republic of Niger, from non-allocated resources of TSF (Pillar II), in accordance with the African Facility, to assist the population affected by soaring prices and falling food production. The programme proposes to make up for food deficits by supporting irrigated crops with a high market value and appreciable nutritional qualities. It has three (3) components: (i) Improving access to certified seeds and advisory support; (ii) Improving access to fertilizer; (iii) Improved governance and implementation of public policies in the agricultural sector. By providing farmers with improved seeds and fertilisers, the support will enable households to have crops for their food needs. By targeting crops with high market value, such as cowpeas, maize, rice, wheat and potatoes, the emergency support offers households the possibility of selling part of the production to cover their total food needs and thus obtain new income. The production of 45,000 tons of agricultural products will make it possible to increase the supply of food and will undoubtedly contribute to stabilising the prices of these products. In the medium and long term, reforms which will be undertaken will make it possible to establish a sustainable input supply system.

Project Objectives

The objective of this operation is to contribute to the increase in food production and to the security of the country's population against escalating food prices following the war in Ukraine.

Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries will be targeted by MAG's decentralised technical services in all regions of Niger. About 88,881 households, or about 622 000 peoples, will receive certified seeds and have access to seeds and subsidised fertilizer in the regions of Agadez, Diffa, Dosso, Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder. A 30% quota will be given to vulnerable land users (women, people with disabilities, youths, displaced persons, etc.).

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
MINISTERE DE L'AGRICULRURE ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT DIRECTION DE L'AMENAGEMENT

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-NE-A00-012
Last Update 24 Sep 2022

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Contact Details

Name CHEIKH ABDALLAHI Cheibany Moustapha
Email c.abdallahi@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Niger
Coordinates Location Name
13.5137 2.1098 Niamey