Fact Sheet 2012–3080
This brief report, drawing from a multi-year effort by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), identifies a substantial recovery of rainfall in Niger, accompanied by increases in air temperatures. These analyses are based on quality-controlled station observations.
First posted June 27, 2012
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Funk, C., Rowland, J., Eilerts, G., Adoum, A. and White, L., 2012, A Climate Trend Analysis of Niger, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3080, 4 p.
Food Security Context
Rainfall Has Been Recovering Since the 1980s
Much Warmer Air Temperatures
Divergent Climate Trends
Population Growth and Stagnating Agricultural Development
Some Implications For Food Security and Adaptation
Objectives and Methods