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National forum on irrigated land tenure security in Niger

7 May to 8 May
2014Konni, Niger
National forum on irrigated land tenure security in Niger (photo : Marie Monimart/IIED)

Forum objectives and participants

Organised by the Ministry of Agriculture, in partnership with GWI, and implemented by IUCN and IIED, in collaboration with the High Commission for the Niger Valley Development (HCAVN) and the High Commission for the 3N Initiative, this national forum aimed to foster greater awareness of the current situation in the governance of irrigated land tenure, and to make recommendations to ensure that set objectives for food security are met, both for the State and for farmers in public schemes. 

The event brought together aroud 80 participants from all 8 regions in Niger, representing farmers and cooperatives, customary authorities, the State and local governing bodies, technical service providers, civil society organisations, and technical and financial partners. 

Forum outputs

Following the exchanges, the debates and the group work sessions which were reported and discussed in plenary session, the participants came up with some recommendations, which were then adopted in a final communiqué [in French only].  

You can read all the presentations from the forum on GWI West Africa's Slideshare page [in French only].