World Vision Niger

Livelihood and Resilience

 Tshara Yahaya (48) member of the village saving group showing her millet stock from this year harvest

What we want to do:

We want to increase the number of children who are well nourished. We are working towards this by:

  • Increasing household income
  • Improving household food security
  • Improving families’ abilities to cope with emergencies
  • Improving on and off-farm management of natural resources

What is the problem?

Agriculture continues to be the main source of income for 80% of the population in Niger. Despite the number of people working in agriculture, antiquated techniques and rain-dependent processes reduce the amount of food families can produce.

How is World Vision addressing the issues?

We are working with farmers to protect national resources by training them to properly manage them, protecting and restoring the quality of their land and, as a result, increasing crop production. We are promoting the use of improved non-wood burning stoves to reduce the pressure and need for families to rely on natural resources. Furthermore, we are helping families increase and diversify their income streams by providing training in income generating activities and savings groups.

Is what World Vision doing working?

Yes! Although we realise there is much work to be done, we have seen a 12% increase in the number of families with access to enough food and a diversified diet. 

What’s the impact?*

  • 25,854 people benefited from improved quality seeds
  • 1,880 savings groups were developed
  • 48,364 people accessed credit facilities

*Numbers from 2016 and 2017

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