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 - Key messages:  Conflict-affected households in the North-East face further negative socio-economic impacts caused by measures taken to curtail the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including lockdown and physical distancing directives that have hindered commodity trade and overall economic activity. The dry season agricultural support programme in northeastern Nigeria contributed to increased food security among conflict-affected ...read more
15/06/2020
 - The Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) 2020 is the result of a joint, consensus-based assessment of acute food insecurity situations around the world by 16 partner organizations. At 135 million, the number of people in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) in 2019 was the highest in ...read more
21/04/2020
 - Northeastern Nigeria has faced significant instability for over a decade due to an armed insurgency. More than 1.8 million people remain displaced by the crisis across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the worst-affected states. About the same number of people have returned to their villages of origin with little or no ...read more
18/03/2020
 - Key messages FAO completed distributions of dry season inputs (crop seeds and NPK 15:15:15 fertilizers) to 35 500 households across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. Dry season crop production ensures food availability during the lean season (June-August). Water pumps for irrigation were also distributed to around 2 400 households, enabling them ...read more
04/03/2020
 - This seventh FAO/WFP update to the UNSC covers five countries (Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Haiti, Somalia and South Sudan) and two regions (the Lake Chad Basin and central Sahel) that are currently experiencing protracted conflict and insecurity and in which, according to latest figures, almost 30 million people need ...read more
29/01/2020
 - Key messages Under its 2019 rainy season activities, FAO has reached all 98 400 targeted households with crop seed and/or fertilizer. Harvesting is ongoing across northeastern Nigeria. While preliminary findings point to general good smallholder farmer yields, reduced yields are anticipated in southern Borno due to the prevalence of fall armyworm ...read more
02/12/2019
 - The Global Report on Food Crises highlights the plight of millions of people who must fight every day against acute hunger and malnutrition. More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) in 2018. The worst food ...read more
14/10/2019
 - Key messages Torrential rains and flash floods have reportedly affected more than 21 000 households across pockets of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, with farmlands, pasture, grazing reserves and stock routes destroyed in the wake of the floods. An estimated 924 ha have been affected, with significant losses of livestock, poultry ...read more
26/09/2019
 - Key messages 98 400 households (688 800 people) have been targeted for FAO’s rainy season activities (distribution of crop seed and fertilizer). As it is the main planting season, the success of the 2019 rainy season will determine the food security and income needs of about 80 percent of the people ...read more
07/06/2019
 - Key messages 78 000 households in northeastern Nigeria were targeted for FAO’s 2018/19 dry season activities – FAO has distributed fertilizer and high yielding, early maturing rice and maize seed as well as vegetable seed. While the dry season has historically represented a break in farming, continued crop production during this ...read more
18/04/2019
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