Nigeria | Humanitarian Response Plan 2021

Nigeria | Humanitarian Response Plan 2021

11/03/2021

to assist

831 600 people 

FAO requires

USD 36.8 million

period

January–December 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the past year, food insecurity in Nigeria has reached levels that had not been observed since 2016–2017, with Adamawa, Borno and Yobe still the most affected states. The general higher prevalence of food insecurity is mainly due to the adverse effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and related essential containment measures on the supply chain, the unfavourable macro‑economic conditions, high food prices, the escalation of armed and inter-community conflict, localized cereal production shortfalls and floods. Providing agricultural support to vulnerable farmers in time for the upcoming rainy season is thus critical to ensure food production and avert a major food crisis.