At a glance
Niger is a landlocked and essentially desert country. With its harsh environments, low and variable rainfall, frequent droughts, extreme temperatures and erosive torrential rains it is one of the world’s most vulnerable places. Compounding this situation are the risks it faces from both internal and regional political instability.
All these factors affect the performance of the agricultural sector and therefore food and nutritional security, a key concern for the impoverished population and its government.
The Government’s 3N Initiative for Food Security and Sustainable Agricultural Development, launched at the end of 2011, commonly known as “Nigeriens feed Nigeriens” is aimed at improving food and nutritional security while promoting sustainable agriculture.
The GCCA+ intervention combines field activities that address key concerns of Niger’s government and population regarding the climate resilience of food production systems, and institutional support to address existing weaknesses in the national system for monitoring and evaluating climate-related interventions and some aspects of the “i3N” Initiative.