Niger

Africa

Niger is currently in the process of working on its TNA. It has completed its sectors and technology prioritization process and is currently working on its second reports (Barrier Analysis and Enabling Frameworks).

Located in West Africa’s Sahelian zone, Niger is a landlocked country with three-fourths of its area covered by desert. The economy relies heavily on the agriculture, livestock and forestry sectors. Production in the primary sector is dominated by the agro-pastoral sector, which accounts for 37% of GNP and 80% of employment.

Climate change is expected to worsen climate risks over the next decades, with an increase in the frequency of droughts and floods. This exposure to climate risks, associated with its location as a landlocked Sahelian country, makes Niger one of the most vulnerable countries in the world and threatens food security even further.

Niger’s TNA contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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Key technologies prioritized for adaptation

  • Agriculture & Livestock
    • Drip irrigation
    • Composting
    • Forage culture
    • Fight against Rift Valley fever
    • Manufacture of densified multi-nutritional blocks
  • Water
    • Floods early warning systems
    • Solar pumping
    • Water reservoirs and ponds

Key technologies prioritized for mitigation

  • Forestry
    • Assisted Natural Regeneration
    • Hedges
    • Shades plantations
  • Energy
    • Solar pumping
    • Hydroelectricity
    • Solar PVs