Niger

Niger is located in West Africa, with Algeria to its northwest and Nigeria to its south. The country's total land area is 1,266,700 sq km. In comparison, it is slightly larger than Angola and nearly twice as large as the state of Texas in the U.S. The country’s climate is primarily hot, dry desert, but it is tropical in the extreme south. More...

MIR Plus and ECOWAS Use MIS Tools to Increase Access to Information in West Africa

The Marketing Inputs Regionally Plus (MIR Plus) project is strengthening existing and new MIS to improve farmers’ access to agro-inputs in West Africa. Implemented by IFDC, MIR Plus is a joint effort by ECOWAS – an REC of 15 West African countries – and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA). More...

Linking Farmers to Markets Training Program

Based on the success of the November 2011 English-language ‘Linking Farmers to Markets’ course in Ghana, IFDC organized a similar training program for French-speaking participants in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, May 14-18. The program had 53 participants from 13 countries (Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Rwanda and Senegal). More...