Food Security and Women Empowerment Through Solar-Powered Irrigation in Niger

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Project title

Food Security and Women Empowerment Through Solar-Powered Irrigation in Niger

Project country/region

☐ East Asia & Pacific
☐ Europe & Central Asia
☐ Latin America & The Carribean
☐ Middle East & North Africa
☐ North America
☐ South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa - Niger

Project organisation

Water and Energy for Food (WE4F), The National Coordination of Water Users (CNU) in Niger

Project description

Thirty kilometres from the capital of Niger, in the region of Kollo recently marked by terrorism, a cooperative of 180 women benefit from a Californian irrigation system using solar pumping support by the Water and Energy for Food project (PEEPA/WE4F). This will enable them to double their agricultural production, increase the income of more than 1,000 people, ensure the sustainability of their production and their access to markets, and train another 5,000 women on how to use the system.

In this region of Niger affected by terrorist violence, women are at the centre of economic and social recovery. The implementation of a sustainable approach based on a strong presence on the ground and a solid link with local institutions is an exemplary model and highlights the vitality and adaptability of women entrepreneurs in the agri-food sector.

Project related to following sources of energy


☐ Biomass

☐ Biofuel

☐ Biogas

☐ Wind

☐ Geo-Thermal

☐ Hydro

Energy Efficiency

Other: Hybrid

Project primarily related to the following Commodity Groups


Fruits and vegetables

☐ Nuts and berries

☐ Forage

☐ Dairy products

☐ Meat products

☐ Oil Seeds

Roots and Tubers

☐ Eggs

☐ Pulses

☐ Fiber Crops

☐ Forestry

☐ Sugars

☐ Stimulants

☐ Spices

☐ Other: /

Project primarily related to the following Agricultural Value Chain Steps

☐ Mechanization

☐ Efficiency of Operation

☐ Processing

☐ Transportation

☐ Controlled Atmosphere

☐ Controlled Temperature

☐ Mechanical Sorting

☐ Preservation

Other: Irrigation

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