Northeast Nigeria: planting the seeds of hope

Aug 2016

In Northeast Nigeria, FAO is providing agricultural assitance to 12,400 IDP households and host families during the ongoing rainfed cropping season. Improved varieties of food crop seeds (millet, sorghum and cowpea) and fertilizers were provided to vulnerable farmers in Borno and Yobe States. The harvest is expected by the end of September and will allow them to cover their food needs for up to ten months. This intervention is crucial to help improve food access and prevent beneficiaries from depending totally on food assistance in the coming months. It benefitted from the financial support of the United Nations Central Emergency Fund (CERF).

Author: FAO Sub-regional Resilience Team for West Africa and the Sahel