Niger programme plan 2013

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Niger programme plan 2013

05 June 2013

 

This is Concern Worldwide's 2013 programme plan for Niger.  

 

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Sixty-six percent of Niger’s population is extremely poor, living on less than US$1.25 per day. Farmers and livestock keepers often cannot cover their food needs during the lean season [from May to September]. Bad harvests are common: on average one in every three years food harvests are poor. The agriculture and livestock sector employs more than 85% of the population and produces respectively 40% and 14% of the GDP. This makes the country extremely vulnerable during years of low agricultural production. In the last 40 years, the arable land area has decreased, while the population has quadrupled and is expecting to double again by 2031. As a result of the repeated crises, rural households are becoming more impoverished: they find it harder each year to access assets and productive goods. They rely heavily on unfavourable markets for their cash incomes. They are very vulnerable to shocks. Chronic malnutrition is endemic and has increased over the last 20 years - reflecting the structural poverty and worsening livelihoods of people in Niger.
Humanitarian scenario for 2012-2013: On average 1 to 3 million Nigeriens suffer from food insecurity in Niger each year. The unexpected rainfall in August has improved the forecast for better crop production this year but the corresponding floods have also damaged hundreds of houses and thousands of hectares of cropped land. This resumption of rainfall in all regions of the country after dry spells observed from mid-July is expected to make the production of 2012 close to 2010 production (which was considered a good year). Poor production however is expected in the northern parts of Tillabéri and Tahoua, and part of Dosso. Furthermore, the consequence of the floods is not completely known as households could lose vital assets and fall back into chronic poverty. In addition, the locust situation continues to be a serious threat as several swarms moved south and invaded northern Niger and Mali from late June.

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Niger programme plan 2013

This is Concern Worldwide's 2013 programme plan for Niger.