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Smart agricultural technologies in rural areas

Climate-smart agricultural technologies have become essential for improving livelihoods and ensuring food security. These technologies enable the sustainable intensification of agricultural production and increase of producers’ resilience to climate change, as well as the creation of economic opportunities for young people and women.

The project is implemented by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).

We received training in a number of innovative farming techniques, such as microdosing, sowing density, weeding… In the half-hectare field where we used to harvest 125 kg with the local variety, we now produce up to 600 kg with the improved variety, giving a yield of 1,200 kg/ha.” Halilou, Agricultural producer, Magaria/Zinder, Niger

The project taught us good farming practices: how to use fertilisers wisely, how to properly harvest, etc. We can now feed our families well, but we can also sell the rest of our production to earn money.” Tahirou Diamouténé, Kaboila/Sikasso, Mali

Thanks to the CSAT project and its platforms, we received training in the production and processing of soy-based products such as awara, but also soumbala, milk, biscuits and many other products, which now enable us to generate money.” Rahamou Mamane, Bengou/Dosso, Niger



The Climate Smart Agriculture Technologies (CSAT) project is helping over 40,000 rural households in Niger and Mali.


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Fields of action

Agriculture, rural development and food security
Agriculture, rural development and food security

Implemented by



2019 – 2023

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