Drawing on easily available information, this country-risk brief presents a high-level quantitative analysis of the agricultural risk profile of Niger. The brief highlights the role of agriculture to Niger’s economy, how the sector has grown between 1990 and 2013, the major agricultural products, and how vulnerable people are to risks. It also provides background information on the various forms of risks including production, market, and macro level risks.
The brief identifies production risks to be greater than output price risks in both frequency and severity. The country also faces rising temperature, dry weather conditions, and reductions in rainfall. Since annual national averages are used, the brief does not present local and seasonal observations. The scope of the analysis is also limited by the lack of price and output data for livestock product.