Research information from infosysplus.org: Organisations and projects in Niger
Coordinated Projects - Niger (4)
The Government of Italy annually finances this programme as part of its support to the CGIAR centres. The budget indicated is for 2007. The programme aims at developing agricultural research activities in Sub-Saharan Africa, implemented by the ICRISAT regional centre of Niamey.
Community management of crop diversity to enhance resilience, yield stability and income generation in changing West African climates
Goal: To enhance farm community resilience, production stability and income generation in West Africa under variable and changing climates Purpose: To assist NARS and farmers to more effectively utilize agro biodiversity of locally adapted, farmer-preferred crops and supporting NRM practices as a buffer against current climate variability and a preparation towards future climate change
Mobilizing regional diversity for creating new potentials for pearl millet and sorghum farmers in West and Central Africa
To enhance rural livelihoods and household food security in pearl millet-and sorghumgrowing areas of WCA through cultivation of adapted, higher-yielding and stable cultivars of these staple cerealsTo assist NARS in the target countries to more effectively utilize genetic diversity of locally adapted, farmer-preferred photoperiod-sensitive, pearl millet and sorghum germplasm in their breeding programs
Tackling abiotic production constraints in pearl millet and sorghum-based agricultural systems of the West African Sahel
Goal: The project‘s goal is to enhance pearl millet and sorghum productivity and production stability, and therefore food security, in the West African Sahel under rain-fed low-input conditions. Purpose: The project‘s outputs aim to strengthen partner NARS in improving pearl millet and sorghum for adaptation to low-P soils in combination with water stress, and in developing new crop management options that reduce abiotic stress pressure. Knowledge generation about the complex interactions of P deficiency with drought stress will help refining selection methodology to improve tolerance to both stresses in future. In the longer term, farmers are expected to cultivate improved cultivars resulting from the research undertaken in this project and to apply the new, efficient crop management techniques that will enhance and stabilize cereal yields under the risky Sahelian conditions.