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Emergency livelihoods assistance to returnees, IDPs and host communities affected by the insurgency in northeastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states)

Emergency livelihoods assistance to returnees, IDPs and host communities affected by the insurgency in northeastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states)

Full title of the project:

Emergency livelihoods assistance to returnees, IDPs and host communities affected by the insurgency in northeastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states)

Target areas:

Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 2 400 000
01/04/2017-31/03/2018
Project code:
OSRO/NIR/707/USA
Objective:

To improve the food security and nutrition of vulnerable people in northeastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states).

Key partners:

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture, the Adamawa, Borno and Yobe State Ministries of Agriculture, the World Food Programme and Non-governmental Organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

30 000 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Identified and selected beneficiaries and implementing partners.
  • Provided 17 000 households with cereal kits containing a total of 263.6 tonnes of cowpea, maize, millet and sorghum seeds and 425 tonnes of NPK fertilizer.
  • Provided 4 500 households with vegetable and rice kits containing a total of 1.5 tonnes of amaranth, okra, roselle and sorrel seeds, 50 tonnes of rice and 312.5 tonnes of NPK fertilizer.
  • Provided 4 500 female-headed households with a total of a total of 18 000 goats (one male and three female each).
Impact:
  • Obtained an estimated production of 12 541.4 tonnes of cereal, 1 237.5 tonnes of vegetables and 4 tonnes of rice ‒ enough to cover about 6 to 8 months of food needs.
  • Improved access and availability of nutritious food and animal protein.
  • Improved agricultural productivity and production.
  • Increased availability of productive assets among vulnerable families.
  • Improved food security indicators among beneficiary households.