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Niger is home to 22 million people. Three out of four working Nigeriens are employed in agriculture. The country relies on livestock production, which accounts for 11 per cent of GDP. Livestock is also the second most important export item, making up 70 per cent of agricultural exports. Almost 11 per cent of the country’s population is between the ages of 15 and 19.

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A farmer in Menz, Ethiopia gets help from her 10 year old daughter in keeping her sheep. Publications and resources

The challenges of food security and economic development in fragile contexts have become urgent. This report asks what more can be done to address food security in such contexts using private sector solutions.
Food being cooked for students in a school in Makalondi, Tilaberri Region, Niger - Image by the Global Partnership for Education - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Publications and resources

This brief is the first of two and focuses on how using process innovations can improve decision-making within complex and fragile environments in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Somalia.
Sahel resilience Publications and resources

This brief explore the mistakes being made in how 'resilience' in the Sahel has been discussed and some practical steps that can be taken to make the word more useful.
The people of Ta Kuti village (Niger State) are pastoralists and beneficiaries of Nigeria’s Fadama II project. Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank Publications and resources

This report documents how African policy-makers and experts perceive climate change and adaptation risks that have the potential for multi-country to regional consequences.

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Men unload sacks of onions in a farmers market in Bamako, Mali - Image by Dominic Chavez / World Bank - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Blog

Changing the way that climate finance is raised, directed and accessed in West Africa is long overdue. Here SPARC shares what needs to be done.
A donkey and cart transport goods as cattle graze near Lake Bam, Burkina Faso. News

Leaders from the Executive Secretariat of the G5 Sahel and Reseau Billital Maroobe (RBM) urge policymakers, practitioners and donors to collaborate more to support pastoralists in the Sahel.

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