Between July and September 2022, our team in Niger organised three food distributions in the south-west of the country. More than 7,500 displaced people and their host families from agropastoral communities received food aid. Djibo Mazou Boubacar, who headed the operation, answered our questions a few months later, following a satisfaction survey.
Looking back at 2022
We are coming to the end of 2022, and it has been a rich year, both in the regions in Africa where we intervene and in Belgium. These images offer a reminder of some of the milestones of the past year.
The urgency of feeding displaced families in Niger
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.
A digitised information system to revolutionise transhumance in the Sahel
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.
Transhumance information system
Discover the relevance and functioning of our digital information system for transhumant livestock keepers in the Sahel.
Pastoralism, the future in food production
Find out in a few minutes how pastoralists manage to use climate and environmental variability to produce food in a sustainable way.
One Health: improving health risk management in Niger
Between 2017 and 2020, we implemented a programme with Médecins du Monde in Niger. Our aim was to improve health risk management by strengthening human and animal health services. This pilot project was guided by the principles of the One Health approach.
Mitigating the ongoing crisis in the Sahel – the key role of pastoralists
Because of their predominance in the Sahel, pastoralists are at the heart of the current crisis. To best support them in this crisis, we call for specific measures for pastoralists, a comprehensive approach to security and development in the Sahel and an update of pastoral policies.
Local milk, an emerging value chain in West Africa.
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
Webinar : Covid-19 and the milk crisis
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.
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