R is for Resilience

October 7, 2014

World Development Movement

R is for resilience

Building resilience is not about development experts dishing out technologies or concepts, but an approach that needs to be collaborative, inclusive, and empower farmers to take the lead.  A good example is the farmer-to-farmer spread of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in Niger starting from the 1980s. In the Maradi region this meant that in 2008, 62,000 families were able to generate an additional income of between $17 and $23 million per year, with individual families increasing their income by around 20%.

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