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Andre, a member of the farmer union Hareyben at Tera (Niger) was the first farmer trying out off-season pearl millet seed production. Before, farmers did not believe that it is possible to produce pearl millet in the off-season. But with the net that prevents bird damage and surface irrigation using water from a nearby watershed, it became possible. Such off-season seed production is important especially after a bad year, when it is estimated that the available seed quantities for the next rainy season are insufficient.
Photo Credit: 
Bettina Haussmann
Animator Boubacar from the Mooriben farmer union at Tera (Niger) examining an off-season pearl millet seed production plot . Before, farmers did not believe that it is possible to produce pearl millet in the off-season. But with the net that prevents bird damage and surface irrigation using water from the nearby watershed, it became possible.
Photo Credit: 
Bettina Haussmann