Innovative small-scale water harvesting for food security in Niger

15 October 2010 → 15 October 2014
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Soil sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
water harvesting techniques
Project description

This study will evaluate small-holder WH techniques as strategies for ensuring food security in semi-arid Niger. They will be compared in terms of efficiency in combating the low available water in the rootzone, caused by erratic rainfall and imbalanced rainfall partitioning, through the study of the rootzone water balance, adoption constraints, yield increase and hydrological impact.