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NASA's new mission: improving food security in West Africa

20 Jul 2016, TRF

NASA has launched a hub in Niger that will use space-based observations to improve food security and better manage natural disasters in one of the regions in the world most vulnerable to climate change. Rising temperatures and increasingly erratic rainfall are wreaking havoc on farmers, disrupting food production, and fuelling widespread hunger and malnutrition.


General Facts
  • Population: 922 million (2005)
  • Density: 30 per sq km
  • Total Area: 30,250 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
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