Northeastern Nigeria - Situation report 1 February 2018

Northeastern Nigeria - Situation report 1 February 2018
Feb 2018

Key messages

  • In 2017, FAO supported over 1.8 million people through the provision of seeds, fertilizers and livestock and cash-based assistance in northeastern Nigeria’s three most affected States - Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
  • In December 2017, FAO reached 90 percent of identified beneficiaries for the dry season programme that aims to boost the food production capacity of over 117 000 farming households (760 000 people), thereby enhancing food security, nutrition and income generation.
  • 34 percent of households in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States are food insecure (Emergency Food Security Assessment, December 2017) - a 10 percent decrease compared with the assessment in March 2017. Displaced and women-headed
    households are among the most food-insecure households.
  • Clashes between nomadic Fulani herders and farming communities have been on the rise in the northcentral and northeastern regions, including Adamawa State.