Integrated small-scale water harvesting for food security in Niger

agriculture systems
water ecology
water technology
Institut National de Récherches Agronomiques du Niger (Niger)
Research fields
Agriculture and Food Sciences


This study evaluates small-holder rainwater harvesting techniques in reducing the low availability of water in the rootzone, caused by erratic rainfall and imbalanced rainfall partitioning, through the study of the rootzone water balance, adoption constraints, yield increase and hydrological impact.


Research activities & websites by FBE department:  

  • Biocentrum Agrivet (DI62)
  • Centre for Environmental Sanitation (CES) / Prof. Filip Tack
  • Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD)
  • Centre of Expertise for Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis (INBIO) / Prof. Wim Soetaert
  • Food2Know / Prof. Benedikt Sas
  • Ghent Bio-Economy / Barbara Toch
  • Ghent Bio-Energy Valley / Barbara Toch
  • Institute for Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries / Prof. Godelieve Gheysen
  • International Centre for Eremology / Prof. Wim Cornelis
  • Aquaculture R&D Consortium / Prof. Patrick Sorgeloos
  • Vandemoortele Centre "Lipid Science and Technology" / Prof. Koen Dewettinck
  • VLaams technologisch Adviescentrum (VLAZ) / Prof. Koen Dewettinck