Chad

Chad

In the past

Read more about FAO in emergencies and the crisis in the Lake Chad BasinFor decades, chronic poverty and successive shocks have affected Chadians, causing about 4.4 million to suffer from food insecurity, of which over 1 million are severely food insecure. The population has been exposed to recurrent humanitarian crises thus increasing their vulnerability and affecting their resilience. Slow economic growth, extreme inequality, limited access to basic social services, environmental degradation, climate change and the impact of crises in neighbouring countries further exacerbate the humanitarian situation in the country. Over the last two years, the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin has increased population movements in the region, putting pressure on limited resources and worsening intercommunal tensions. The nutrition situation also remains of concern, with over 400 000 people in need of nutrition treatment.  

Boosting agricultural production

An estimated 80 percent of Chad’s rural population relies on agriculture as their main source of food and income. The outcome of the 2015/16 agropastoral campaign was 11 percent lower than the previous year, severely affecting farmers’ livelihoods. Despite an expected slight improvement for the outcome of the 2016/17 agricultural campaign, many households will not have the means nor the capacities to access food during the lean season. Furthermore, about 315 000 ha of cropland were damaged in several regions of the Sahelian strip due to plant pests, increasing concerned populations’ vulnerability during the next lean season.

In 2017, providing timely agricultural and livelihood support will strengthen the food security and resilience of vulnerable populations. Under the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan, FAO is seeking USD 29.2 million to assist 279 000 people to increase agricultural and livestock production through the provision of inputs, such as seeds, tools, processing units and animal feed, as well as vaccination and capacity building activities.

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More about the country

 - Food insecurity situation in the Sahel and West Africa from 01/06 to 31/08/2017. Compare it with the previous one.
17/05/2017
 - The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the ...read more
11/04/2017
 - FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva this week undertook his first ever official visit to Chad as part of urgent efforts to draw the attention of ...read more
07/04/2017
 - Key messages Restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority to avoid a further deterioration of the food security situation of displaced people and host communities in the coming ...read more
06/04/2017
 - Context Boko Haram-related violence in northeastern Nigeria has spilled over to areas of neighbouring Sahelian countries in the Lake Chad Basin – specifically, Cameroon, Chad and the ...read more
31/03/2017
 - Food insecurity situation in the Sahel and West Africa from 01/03 to 31/05/2017. Compare it with the previous one.
29/03/2017
 - Key highlights The food security and nutrition situation is expected to deteriorate from June 2017 with the depletion of food stocks during the lean season in most ...read more
29/03/2017
 - FAO warned that the food security situation in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is drastically deteriorating, as conflict and instability continue. Daniele Donati, the Deputy Director of FAO Emergency and Rehabilitation Division explains ...read more
24/02/2017
 - The figures of the people living in the Lake Chad Basin, the number of incidents and deaths, the displacemnt trend and the number of food insecure ...read more
23/02/2017
 - Key Points: Food situation remains good in the region with new harvests. The off season crop campaign in the region is ongoing. Niger recorded a forage production deficit. Locust ...read more
10/02/2017