Project Details

The ARZIKI Niger food security program

Duration: 15/May/2010 - 30/Jul/2011

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

CGIAR Research Program: Dryland Systems

Using a consortium model, this project will introduce technical production technology packages for both irrigated and rainfed crops, facilitate the delivery of key private veterinary services to 71,000 small ruminants and provide over US D 1 million in agricultural inputs and irrigation (investment by private sector service providers).This will lead to an increase in crop diversity and a 20-30% yield increase. Building on the yield increase, the consortium will strengthen 600 producer organizations (225 are women's groups) by providing business training and facilitating credit, delivered by an independent micro-lender and will generate $7.6 million in small scale agriculture and livestock products. Through both increased production and increased revenues, the program intends to increase the dietary diversity of 23,750 households (or 190,000 individuals) by 8%. Finally the consortium will provide increased water access to 62,000 people and improve sanitation for 66,000 people.

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