GIEWS Country Brief: Niger 21-November-2012


  • Above-average cereal harvest is anticipated this year; rangelands have also recovered well

  • The food supply situation is expected to improve significantly during the 2012/13 marketing year (November-October)

  • However, the country’s recent successive severe food crises have had very adverse, longer-term impact on household assets, savings, levels of indebtedness, and the health and nutritional status of the population

  • Assistance needs to continue to improve access to food and protect the livelihoods of food insecure and vulnerable people