Niger

Yaye, H and Danguioua, A and Jalloh, A and Zougmore, R B and Nelson, G C and Thomas, T S (2013) Niger. In: West African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis. IFPRI’s climate change in Africa series . International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, pp. 233-258. ISBN 978-0-89629-204-8

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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...

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
CRP: UNSPECIFIED
Series Name: IFPRI’s climate change in Africa series
Uncontrolled Keywords: Niger, West Afica, African Agriculture, Land Use, Agriculture, Vulnerability, Climate Change
Subjects: Others > Climate Change
Others > African Agriculture
Others > West Africa
Others > Niger
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 09:16
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2018 09:21
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10798
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