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Nigerian farmers set to benefit from rural development project

Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF), in partnership with Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium (VSF-B), has rolled out a new project for rural development in Niger

Africa farmerNiger’s agricultural sector makes up around 40 per cent of GDP and a substantial part of the country’s work force. (Image source: Peter Casier)

TSF has been providing support to agricultural industries in the areas of Dakora and Say through the implementation of a information collection and diffusion system.

Niger’s agricultural sector amounts to an estimated 40 per cent of national GDP with close to 90 per cent of the country’s work force employed within the sector.

TSF has started supporting rural development in the country through the implementation of a system of exchange on agricultural and livestock markets using smartphones.

The community centre set up by TSF in Dakora in 2007 has an important role of processing of data from the two information systems of livestock (SIMB) and agriculture (SIMA) markets.

Investigators will obtain information on food prices and send them to network managers in real time.


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