Niger - Emergency Food Assistance for Drought and Locust Invasion

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Aug 2005
Signature Date 21 Oct 2005
Planned Completion Date 28 Feb 2006
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2006
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 325,928.24
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present humanitarian intervention relates to emergency food assistance for drought and locust invasion. It's part of humanitarian relief resulting from natural disasters. In fact, in 2004, Niger experienced a drop and a considerable irregularity of rainfall that affected crops in the agro-pastoral belt. This was coupled with a severe locust infestation and the country thus recorded a forage deficit of 4.6 million tonnes, or 37% of requirements, and an estimated cereal deficit of 223,350 tonnes, or about 7.5 % of needs estimated at 2,992,600 tons inducing a severe food crisis. As part of this operation, the Government plans :(i) the establishment of approximately 67 000 tonnes of basic cereals until August 2005; (ii) the development of crisis mitigation micro-projects for the establishment of: (1) 1000 grain banks totaling 10,000 tons of food; (2) 8,100 tonnes of food for work and 540 million FCFA for cash for work; (iii) the distribution of 15,000 tons of zootechnical inputs (cottonseed, wheat bran) in order to support the farmers in the maintenance of their animals; (iv) the distribution of emergency cereal seeds in order to help farmers better prepare the 2005 crop year. The intervention of the African Development Bank should be used for the purchase of basic necessities.

Project Objectives

The food aid envisaged under this operation aims at the rapid supply of food and the nutritional rehabilitation of the populations victims of the drought and the desert locust in the affected areas. The African Development Bank's assistance is complementary to the actions of the Government and other partners, and aims to consolidate them.


The beneficiaries of the operation are the populations affected by the drought and the locust invasion in the areas declared to be critically food insecure.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
Programme Alimentaire Mondial (Niger)
World Food Program - Niger


IATI identifier 46002-P-NE-AA0-016
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Niger