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2010

Emergency Response to Food Crisis in Niger : Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

Niger

PROJECT TITLE : Emergency Response to Food Crisis in Niger : Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

Pays : Niger

PROJECT PERIOD  : June 2010 – September 2013

Contexte
In response to food price shocks in 2009-10, LWR and Union Hadin Kai worked to provide emergency relief to more than 59,000 people, focusing simultaneously on strengthening community assets and building resilience to future shocks.

Description
* The project increased land and water productivity, strengthening resilience to shocks for more than 59,000 people. Despite facing a new shock in 2011 – the large-scale influx of returnees from Libya – community members’ productive capitals remain secure.
* Environmental capital : Water availability (liters per day) increased by 210%.
* Physical capital : Animal feed banks provided year-round access to feed for 11,451 animals. Volunteers repaired 10.5km of market access roads.
* Economic capital : Women’s animal assets grew by 80% (to 2.6 animals on average), with 100% of losses insured by their own cash contributions.
* Social Capital : Union Hadin Kai’s membership grew from 517 to 8,283 ; the Union stocked and sold surplus production at a subsidized price in 2013 to 2,770 vulnerable community members.
* Human Capital : 85% of trained producers applied conservation techniques to protect more than 8,500 ha of their own land. Households reporting dietary diversity increased from 14 % to 86%.

FUNDING : $1,533,807 (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) ; $230,623 Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Présentation (Lutheran World Relief)

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