Loans for Storing Crops Help Niger's Farmers Absorb Climate Shock
A rural credit scheme that lets farmers store their harvest and obtain loans against it - with the money paid back in the dry season when crop prices and sales income are higher - is boosting resilience to climate change, reports Kieran Guilbert for Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 16 May 2017
Lack of storage forces farmers to sell their harvest at low prices - but changing that can help them get ahead Read more »
A solution used to the weevil problem in Nigeria, a triple-layer bag that protects cowpeas during storage without the use of pesticides (file photo).
World Bank, 26 May 2016
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on May 26, approved $111 million in new financing to boost productivity in Niger's agriculture sector and improve its resilience to… Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 22 September 2016
Niger is among the world's poorest countries and consistently ranked bottom of the U.N. Human Development Index Read more »