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Women farming more food

Niger, November 16, 2012

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Photo Credit: John Romano for Mercy Corps

In the Djolley Fandou village in the drought-stricken Tillaberi region of Niger, women are in charge of the farming; most of the men left early on during the hunger crisis to find work in the city. Mercy Corps is training them on improved agricultural practices as well as providing access to financial services.

These projects have allowed the women to restart their crops and add beans and ground nuts to their harvest, which are easily stored and have a high market value. The impact will be felt for years to come and help families protect themselves from future food shortages and climate change.

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