In south-western Niger, the population is being hit hard by soaring food prices. Uprooted by jihadist violence, entire families are currently going through a serious food crisis, against a backdrop of climate change and war in Ukraine. With the support of the European Union, we are distributing food packs to them.
Faced with growing insecurity and a disrupted climate, livestock keepers in the Sahel often find themselves on the front lines. Thanks to our digitised information system, they have access to reliable and up-to-date information about security and pastures. That enables them to make the best decisions for the transhumance of their herds.
In West Africa, livestock keeping has been developed essentially in the Sudano-Sahelian area, where it is at the heart of the economy. Mali and Niger are the largest milk producers in the region, with herds numbering close to 10 million animals and cow’s milk production standing at 309 and 486 million litres per year respectively. These countries are also major … Read More
On the occasion of World Milk Day, we organize a webinar this Friday 29 May on the escalation of the milk crisis in West-Africa and Europe because of the Covid-19 crisis. With European and West-African experts and European MP Michèle Rivasi, we will focus on short- and long-term solutions for milk producers in Europe and West-Africa.
Only 30 kilometres from the Nigerian capital Niamey, you arrive in a very remote area and you get the feeling being in the middle of nowhere: no houses, routes or cars (only a group of giraffes who passes by very gracefully). But, unlike what you may expect, all the bars on the cell phone are visible: optimal reception.