Note: The menu shows the 36 African countries where Africare has worked, not the other African countries.


(Photo: Sheila McKinnon)


African Regional Rainfed Agriculture Project
Donor: AusAID
Implementing Partners: INRAN, Niger’s Producers Unions Federation (FUGPN Mooriben) and Ministry of Agriculture
Location: Kollo and Tillaberi departments, Tillaberi Region
Purpose: Contribute to sustainable adoption of water harvesting and conservation technologies

FY13 Accomplishments:
Established two demonstration field sites
-Established project steering committee and accomplished an initial session

Installation and Training of Lean Season Cereal Bank Management Committees
Donor: Government of Niger/The World Bank
Location: Ouallam and Banibangou departments, Tillaberi Region
Purpose: Address food insecurity and poor resource availability among families in regions affected by acute lean seasons

FY13 Accomplishments:
Formed women-staffed lean season cereal bank management committees in 45 villages
-Increased number of households identified to borrow millet from 3,499 households during the 2012 season to 3,595 during the 2013 cycle

Implementing Partners: Mercy Corps and HKI
Location: Mirriah Department, Zinder Region
Purpose: Reduce chronic malnutrition of children under 5 and pregnant/lactating women and increase local availability and access to nutritious food

FY 13 Accomplishments:
Recruited and trained main project staff
-Conducted participatory diagnosis to identify major constraints to communities and appropriate solutions
-Established Farmer Field Schools in 16 villages on 11 demonstration sites
-Trained 143 men and 132 women in technical topics used by field school farmers

Testing American Potato Seed Varieties in Gardening Zones
Donor: U.S. Potato Board
Implementing Partner: INRAN
Location: Tchirozerine Department, Agadez Region
Purpose: Import and test American potato seeds in gardening zones, eventually leading to their registration and sale

FY13 Accomplishments:
Identified local producer unions
-Received importation certification
-Identified seed production sites