Niger : adoption of a strategy of agricultural research in favour of the Initiative 3N


Niger : adoption d'une stratégie de recherche agricole en faveur de l'Initiative 3NThe national research Strategy for agriculture, which was adopted on Friday by the nigerian government, as a tool for implementation of strategic programs of the Initiative 3N (Nigeriens nourish the Nigeriens), which is the agricultural policy of president Mahamadou Issoufou, a-t-on learned from an official source on Friday in Niamey.

This strategy, whose action plan has been developed in coherence with that of the Initiative 3N, and that is part of the Plan of economic and social development (PDES) 2017-2021 of the country, revolves around four axes, according to a press release from the government. These axes are : the functions and the relations between research, training and innovation in agriculture ; the fields of scientific research and the definition of policies ; the strengthening of the institutional framework ; and the governance of research, training and innovation in agriculture.

As a reminder, the Niger, despite all the resources invested in the agricultural sector since independence in 1960, has the sad reputation of being the country of food crises in repetition and malnutrition permanent. During the drought of 2004-2005, some 3.6 million people were affected, and this figure has doubled in 2009-2010, according to official statistics.

The Initiative 3N, it was reminded, is a political commitment of the president Issoufou for his compatriots away from starvation and thirst.

It consists of a programme of investment that will allow Niger to reach the millennium development goals (MDGS) by incorporating the provisions of the strategy of poverty reduction, in order to ensure the conditions for a full participation of the population in national production and the improvement of their income, a-t-on learned from the High Commissioner for the Initiative 3N in Niamey.

January 13, 2019
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