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Rapid response to food and livelihoods improvement for internally displaced persons and their host families in the emergency states of northeast Nigeria

Rapid response to food and livelihoods improvement for internally displaced persons and their host families in the emergency states of northeast Nigeria

Full title of the project:

Rapid response to food and livelihoods improvement for internally displaced persons and their host families in the emergency states of northeast Nigeria: Adamawa, Borno and Yobe

Target areas:

Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 1 500 000
01/04/2016-30/06/2017
Project code:
OSRO/NIR/601/JPN
Objective:

To improve the food and nutrition security of internally displaced families and their host families and build their resilience.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture, National and State Emergency Management Agencies, IFAD, Oxfam, COOPI and Jamatul Nasri Islam (a local NGO).

Beneficiaries reached:

8 500 households (70 703 individuals)

Activities implemented:
  • Food vouchers distributed to 3 800 IDP and host community households, providing them with access to 20 kg of rice and 5 kg of beans each month for six months.
  • 3 000 IDP women and youth households received 60 tonnes of fertilizers and 6.35 tonnes of vegetable seeds for planting.
  • Unconditional cash transfers of NGN 22 050 were provided to 1 700 households during the no-cost extension.
Impact:
  • Food voucher recipients were able to consume a meal three times per day compared with one meal a day prior to the intervention.
  • Almost two-thirds of the recipients of the food vouchers shared the food purchased with other vulnerable families.
  • The households receiving agricultural inputs were able to cultivate a total of 1 482.63 acres.
  • A post-harvest survey showed that beneficiaries consumed about 70 percent of the vegetables produced and sold about 30 percent, earning an average of NGN 45 000 in Adamawa and Yobe States, while beneficiaries in Borno State earned even higher amounts.
  • The cash voucher provided extremely vulnerable households with a means to purchase food to meet their needs and increased their food consumption.