FAO and Qatar in Partnership to Support Niger Farmers
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to continue their joint humanitarian efforts in Niger.
The agreement seeks to enhance agricultural activities in Niger during the 2016-2017 season by providing farmers in deprived areas with improved seeds, guidance, and technical support.
A QRCS specialist group would advise the beneficiaries, in co-ordination with the Ministry of Agriculture and local authorities.As many as 4,100kg of vegetable seeds will be distributed to 193 towns in 14 municipalities. The species covered include cabbage, lettuce, carrot, tomato, and corn.
As part of the preparation, a course was held for agricultural technicians and volunteers on the project’s action plan and beneficiary selection criteria.