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Niger - land in crisis

Slim harvests
  • Land in crisis
  • Slim harvests
  • Bitter fruit
  • Child in need
  • Survival mechanism
  • Water-borne danger
  • Flood damage
  • Paradise lost
  • Preparing for the future

Slim harvests

Eighty per cent of the people are smallholders, but only a quarter of these can live all year round from their own produce, with the rest depending on markets to buy food. However, the current crisis reflects a failure of markets to provide sufficient, good quality food at prices people can afford.

picture credit: S.Hauenstein Swan



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