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4 July 2017
Niger

Date: 3 juillet 2017

Source: Jeune Afrique

L’Etat du Niger a conclu avec le Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), une institution américaine d’aide bilatérale au développement, un accord de don d’une enveloppe d’environ 437 Millions $ pour la réalisation du programme quinquennal Compact qui comporte deux projets majeurs:

28 June 2017
Niger

Konni, Samedi 17 juin 2017 - Les acteurs de l’irrigation et du foncier rural au Niger, réunis les 16 et 17 juin à Konni, ont validé le guide qui permettra de conduire les opérations de sécurisation foncière sur l’ensemble des périmètres irrigués du territoire national. Le guide a été réalisé par l’office national des Aménagements hydro-agricoles (ONAHA) en collaboration avec la Global Water Initiative (GWI) sur la base d’une activité pilote menée à Namardé Goungou.

Peer-reviewed publication
October 2013

The paper analyzes land use changes, notably cropland expansion, in SE-Niger from the mid-1980s to 2011. It scrutinizes land use trajectories and investigates how cultivation shifts between dune landscapes and valleys (bas-fonds) in response to climate, population pressure, and sociocultural opportunities, combining lenses rooted in land change science and the notions of double exposure and human-environmental timelines. Specifically, the interest is directed towards exploring the value of different methods of land use data harvesting.

Peer-reviewed publication
October 2014

The Sahel has been the focus of scientific interest in environmental-human dynamics and interactions. The objective of the present study is to contribute to the recent debate on the re-greening of Sahel. The paper examines the dynamics of barren land in the Sahel of Burkina Faso through analysis of remotely-sensed and rainfall data from 1975–2011. Discussions with farmers and land management staff have helped to understand the anthropogenic efforts toward soil restoration to enable the subsistence farming agriculture.

Peer-reviewed publication
October 2014

Climatic stress and anthropogenic disturbances have caused significant environmental changes in the Sahel. In this context, the importance of soil is often underrepresented. Thus, we analyze and discuss the interdependency of soil and vegetation by classifying soil types and its woody cover for a region in the Senegalese Ferlo. Clustering of 28 soil parameters led to four soil types which correspond with local Wolof denotations: Dek, Bowel, Dior and Bardial.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2014

Crown diameter and tree density were measured in 52 communities in the Sudan-Sahel using satellite imagery to determine the relationships between rainfall and distance from community center to crown size diameter and tree density. As distance from the community center increased, tree density and crown diameter decreased. As rainfall increased, tree density decreased while crown diameter increased. Distance from the community center is a proxy for age since urbanization and our results indicate that older parts of communities show longer and more consistent tree management.

Journal Articles & Books
September 2016

This paper assesses past trends in agricultural land and labour productivity, as a test whether it is feasible to meet the SDG target 2.3, namely doubling productivity and incomes of smallholders within a 15-year time span, if history were to serve as a guide. The target implies agricultural productivity would need to increase by 4.6% per year on average during 2015-2030. Available country-level data on land productivity (1961-2012) and labour productivity (1980-2012) for 140 countries shows that past trends fall well short of the desired pace of productivity growth.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2006

Across rural Africa, land legislation struggles to be properly implemented, and most resource users gain access to land on the basis of local land tenure systems.

Reports & Research
December 2015

De plus en plus d’éléments tendent à démontrer que l’investissement dans le secteur agricole des pays en développement est l’un des moyens les plus efficaces pour réduire la pauvreté et la faim. Les investissements agricoles peuvent produire des avantages très divers en faveur du développement. On ne peut cependant pas s’attendre à ce que ces avantages se produisent automatiquement, et certaines formes d’investissement à grande échelle comportent des risques pour les pays hôtes.