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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 1 000 000
06/09/2017-15/05/2018
Project code:
OSRO/NIR/710/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 and Natural Resources, the World Food Programme and Non-governmental Organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

11 600 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Identified and selected beneficiaries and implementing partners.
  • Provided 6 000 households with 5.4 tonnes of locally produced vegetable seeds (amaranth, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, okra, onion, pepper, roselle and tomato) and 150 tonnes of fertilizer (NPK 15-15-15) in the form of two types of kits for the dry season.
  • Provided 4 000 households with 50 tonnes of rice seeds and 200 tonnes of fertilizer (NPK 15-15-15) for the dry season.
  • Provided 1 600 female-headed households with a total of 6 400 goats (one male and three female each).
Impact:
  • Cultivated about 2 200 ha of land and produced an estimated 17.4 tonnes of vegetables ‒ enough to cover about six months of food needs ‒ and 4 000 kg of rice.
  • 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.