Fédération des Unions de Producteurs de Maradi Gaskiya (FUMA Gaskiya, Gaskiya Federation of Maradi Farmers Unions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fédération des Unions de Producteurs de Maradi Gaskiya (FUMA Gaskiya, Gaskiya Federation of Maradi Farmers Unions)

Equator Prize for Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Fédération des Unions de Producteurs de Maradi Gaskiya (FUMA Gaskiya, Gaskiya Federation of Maradi Farmers Unions) is a research-driven initiative that is bringing agro-ecological options to smallholder farmers. Composed of 17 unions, 325 self-help groups, and 12,742 members, the work includes promotion of high-yield crops, participatory planning, marketing of produce and organic certified seeds, and the diversification of agricultural production systems. Farmer incomes have improved significantly, with a percentage of union revenues invested into a revolving fund for community projects. Fast-growing and off-season crops are being introduced to provide food security and alternative sources of income for local women. Community radio has been used as a medium for information exchange, knowledge transfer and education.

 

Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2014

Founded: 2002

Location: Maradi region, Niger

Beneficiaries: 17 unions, 325 producer organizations,
12,742 members

Area of Focus: Biodiversity, Sahelian agriculture

 

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 Equator Prize 2014

 Sub-Saharan Africa

 Ecoagriculture and Food Security

 Drylands Management

 


 

Contact Information

BP 32
Maradi
Niger

 

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