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Niger

In: West African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis

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  • Yaye, Hassane
  • Danguioua, Aadamou
  • Jalloh, Abdulai
  • Zougmore, Robert
  • Nelson, Gerald C.
  • Thomas, Timothy S.

Abstract

Niger is a landlocked country in West Africa located between 11°37´ and 23°23´ north latitude and between 00°10´ and 16°00´ east longitude, with an area of 1,267,000 square kilometers. Niger shares borders with Algeria and Libya in the north, Chad in the east, Nigeria and Benin in the south, and Burkina Faso and Mali in the west. Three-fourths of Niger is covered by the Sahara Desert. The southern part of the country is in the Sahelian climate zone, with Sudan savannah vegetation. The rainy season lasts for only three months, with total rainfall ranging from 150 to 600 millimeters per year in the Sudan savannah; maximum temperatures are high (45°C in the shade in April–May). The vegetation cover is sparse, and nomadic agriculture is dominant.

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  • Yaye, Hassane & Danguioua, Aadamou & Jalloh, Abdulai & Zougmore, Robert & Nelson, Gerald C. & Thomas, Timothy S., 2013. "Niger," IFPRI book chapters,in: Jalloh, Abdulai & Nelson, Gerald C. & Thomas, Timothy S. & Zougmore, Robert & Roy-Macauley, Harold (ed.), West African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis, chapter 9, pages 233-258 International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    • Hassan, Shuaib M. & Ikuenobe, Celestine E. & Jalloh, Abdulai & Nelson, Gerald C. & Thomas, Timothy S., 2013. "Nigeria," IFPRI book chapters,in: Jalloh, Abdulai & Nelson, Gerald C. & Thomas, Timothy S. & Zougmore, Robert & Roy-Macauley, Harold (ed.), West African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis, chapter 10, pages 259-290 International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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    1. You, Liangzhi & Wood, Stanley, 2006. "An entropy approach to spatial disaggregation of agricultural production," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 90(1-3), pages 329-347, October.
    2. Nelson, Gerald C. & Rosegrant, Mark W. & Palazzo, Amanda & Gray, Ian & Ingersoll, Christina & Robertson, Richard & Tokgoz, Simla & Zhu, Tingju & Sulser, Timothy B. & Ringler, Claudia & Msangi, Siwa & , 2010. "Food security, farming, and climate change to 2050: Scenarios, results, policy options," Research reports Gerald C. Nelson, et al., International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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