Farmer Union Maddaben of Falwel and Farmer Union Hareyben of Tera, members of the Féderation des Unions de Groupements Paysans du Niger (FUGPN) MOORIBEN

Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2021
Year of establishment: 1999
Location: 244 rue du beli, Niamey, Niger
Ecosystem: Agricultural, Grasslands and drylands

Part of a coalition of agricultural unions and farmer groups in Niger, these two farmer unions have improved food security for over 5,000 members, more than half of which are women, through participatory variety development, the production and marketing of crop varieties, and agroecological practices. Guiding the work of researchers to support them, the unions have conducted participatory processes to diversify their food production including millet, sorghum, and legumes varieties, increasing community resilience to a variable and warming climate. The unions support their members to implement organic agriculture, process their crops for local value addition, and fight a crop pest biologically. 1,500 hectares of degraded areas have been restored for cultivation, and 22,000 hectares of land have been greened through assisted natural regeneration, protecting against erosion and improving soil fertility and water retention.

Contact Information

Mahamadou Sanoussi Hassane
Director
sanoussi_mooriben@yahoo.fr
http://www.mooriben-niger.org

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Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2021
Year of establishment: 1999
Location: 244 rue du beli, Niamey, Niger
Ecosystem: Agricultural, Grasslands and drylands

Part of a coalition of agricultural unions and farmer groups in Niger, these two farmer unions have improved food security for over 5,000 members, more than half of which are women, through participatory variety development, the production and marketing of crop varieties, and agroecological practices. Guiding the work of researchers to support them, the unions have conducted participatory processes to diversify their food production including millet, sorghum, and legumes varieties, increasing community resilience to a variable and warming climate. The unions support their members to implement organic agriculture, process their crops for local value addition, and fight a crop pest biologically. 1,500 hectares of degraded areas have been restored for cultivation, and 22,000 hectares of land have been greened through assisted natural regeneration, protecting against erosion and improving soil fertility and water retention.

Contact Information

Mahamadou Sanoussi Hassane
Director
http://www.mooriben-niger.org