The West African country suffers from political instability, social unrest, and conflicts with neighbouring countries.
Despite being a landlocked country with little arable land for farming, around 80% of people in Niger rely on agriculture and livestock for their livelihoods.
However, farming in Niger faces significant challenges, such as frequent droughts and floods, poor soil quality and a lack of access to seeds and fertilisers.
With about 60% of Nigeriens living below the poverty line (less than £1.50 per day), families often don’t have enough food to feed themselves. A lack of access to food and hunger are chronic for a significant amount of Niger’s population. As a result, malnutrition rates are high in Niger – almost half of all Nigerien children.