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This study looks at water availability, use and needs in the Niger River Basin. It suggests that there is potential for agricultural expansion in the basin area, although it is recommended that any expansion should take into account the impacts of climate variability on seasonal and periodic availability of water resources. Les mer
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This study looks at water availability, use and needs in the Niger River Basin. It suggests that there is potential for agricultural expansion in the basin area, although it is recommended that any expansion should take into account the impacts of climate variability on seasonal and periodic availability of water resources.

The Niger River Basin is a transboundary basin covering nine riparian countries that are putting increasing pressure on available water resources as their populations expand. Yet these nine countries are also among the poorest in the world and adequate exploitation of the water of the basin could be part of a broader strategy for poverty reduction in these countries. Major challenges include a lack of water infrastructure and growing vulnerability to extreme weather hazards related to climate changes. A better understanding of the state of water resources in the basin is a crucial departure point for any measures towards the sustainable use of water.

The report uses data from FAO's data portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR v2.0). For the study, WaPOR datasets for the period 2009-2018 were used. The WaPOR version 2.0 level 1 data of precipitation with 5km resolution and reference evapotranspiration with 20km resolution and level 2 with 100m resolution data of actual evapotranspiration, interception and land cover classification layers were used for WA+ analyses.

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