Niger: Rural Code.
This is an educational kit comprising 8 thematic papers, that is complementary to a film about the Lessons Learned from Niger’s Rural Code. The papers are meant to encourage viewers to look further into some of the topics that the film deals with, and provide practical data (facts and figures, diagrams, maps, etc…) about the reality of Niger’s Rural Code. They are a key tool for moderators to lead discussions with the audience and go further into the debate. The main film is not meant to present the Rural Code in full detail, but provides useful input for discussions about how to implement a policy for the management of natural resources. Viewers can also compare their situation with the specific Nigerien one. By presenting some of the most frequent categories of land disputes in Niger, as well as the main institutional and technical tools designed to respond to those conflicts, the film provides some practical examples. It presents the work carried out by the different local land commissions. The film deliberately emphasizes the voice of the different stakeholders that participate in this process on a daily basis : farmers, herders, traditional chiefs and local officials are the main characters of the film. The film does not pretend to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Rural Code’s system, but invites the audience to question the whole process. This work is the result of a collective project initiated by AGTER, E-Sud Development, AREN, and the LandNet West African network. The project was initiated within the context of the Capacity building project for agricultural organizations networks, focusing on agriculture, food and rural policies funded by the French Development Agency.
The contractor for this project is the ADEPRINA/Inter-réseaux Développement rural.