A man points at a field of newly planted mangrove seedlings.

Nigeria

At a Glance

The West Africa Regional Mission serves Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, and The Gambia.

West Africa’s rich forest and coastal resources are increasingly at risk due to recurrent droughts, rising sea levels and deforestation with large consequences for economic development and food security. To address the region’s vulnerability to climate change and climate-related shocks, USAID is working with countries to improve the management of forests and mangroves, with the twin goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by increasing sequestration and increasing the resilience of the region’s coastal communities and upland systems. Clean energy programming will provide assistance to help eliminate the main obstacles to investment in low emissions development.

Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2019) for more information.

Climate Projections

Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

Sea Level Rise

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Energy

Human Health
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Urban Areas

Funding & Country Climate Context


USAID Climate Change Funding (2022)

Total

$2 Million

Clean Energy

$2 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2023)

230.8 Million

GHG Emissions Growth

2.72%

% Forested Area

7.20

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Nigeria

Nigeria Photo Gallery

Nigeria greenhouse gas emissions fact sheet cover page
(GHG) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Nigeria

Stories from the Area

The following blogs highlight some of the ways USAID is working at the intersection of climate and agriculture and food systems.
Picture in April 2023, shows a rice farm in Majin Gari, Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State (Long: 6.113753, Lat: 9.07204), Nigeria, by Salihu Idris (in the plot), was fertilized solely with biochar and compost, and no synthetic fertilizers, yielded 4.5 tons/ha, without any release of carbon emissions from the farming activity. The farmer, Salisu, is one of the participants of the USAID Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Activity implemented by Winrock International.
Through Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria, USAID is improving individual, family, and community nutrition and changing health norms.
The most visited resources in 2023 cover a range of topics including climate risk management, climate finance, and indicators for climate change and development.
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