Conemund started on December 12, 2015, in Niamey, Niger, the project “supported the ability of resilience of the population to recurrent food crises in the Niamey II commune”. This initiative, which will be carried out together with local partner Contribution Au Developpement Rural, aims to increase revenues and reduce food vulnerability of 556 women who are part of 6 Group of Economic Interest.
The project, funded by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development, aims that with the reduction of time spent on the transformation of agricultural products, thanks to the innovation and implementation of processing units, women, working in this sector, see decreased their daily workload and can thus devote more time to his personal training. The Group of Economic Interest will be revitalized through training and awareness-raising in associative life.
Another objective of the project is the theoretical and practice training on nutrition of children from 0 to 5 years and women of reproductive age. Chronic malnutrition affects 4 of every 5 Niger children, being 1 of every 10 in a situation of acute malnutrition. It is important for families to learn, thanks to the nutrition training that will be provided to them, how they can improve their eating habits with products that they already have.
In addition, also the project will develop other targeted training to reduce gender inequality, so that women can exercise a greater role in social and economic life of their communities.
CONEMUND has been working in Niger since 2009, primarily in supporting training and the strengthening of food security for vulnerable groups. Thanks to this activity, has been able to meet the basic needs of the population of Niger and has decided to take action to improve the living conditions of the rural population, taking advantage of the experience that already has in matters of agricultural development in Africa (Senegal, Mali and Niger) West. Thus, the institution has focused particularly on supporting productive groups of women, through access to inputs and resources (equipment inventory, improved seeds, water, earth, useful work, compost), financial, administrative, and technical training, support and training for access to the market, with the objective of improving food security and the resilience of the population capacity.