The Republic of Niger is located in the Sahel region on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert in west Africa. President Issoufou Mahamadou is promoting the “3N Initiative”, a food production program by the people of Niger and for the people of Niger, that he supervises directly. The President expressed his appreciation to the research activities of JIRCAS in the past that has contributed in improving soil fertility and water use efficiency in Niger, and deep disappointment that any activity couldn’t be implemented due to security concerns. After consultation with the Japanese government, the President expressed his desire to resume cooperation with JIRCAS as soon as possible. In response, Pres. Iwanaga reaffirmed that JIRCAS would be willing to pursue collaboration on sustainable resource management and contribute to food security in Niger.

 イスフ・マハマドゥ(Issoufou Mahamadou)ニジェール共和国大統領閣下と岩永理事長

President Issoufou Mahamadou and Dr. Masa Iwanaga

ニジェールの農業開発のための研究協力について意見を交わすイスフ大統領、岩永理事長、Papa Saliou Sarr国際農研研究員

Discussion on research cooperation for agricultural development of Niger