Northeastern Nigeria - Situation report October 2018

Northeastern Nigeria - Situation report October 2018
Oct 2018

Key messages

  • Northeastern Nigerian farmers have begun harvesting cereal, vegetable and cash crops (cowpea, groundnut and sesame), following the provision of seed and fertilizer to 112 500 households (790 000 people) in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe under FAO’s 2018 rainy season programme (June‒August 2018). The season appears to have been effective for numerous farming households, lessening the need for food assistance in some areas.
  • Escalating since August 2018, cholera has affected more than 2 000 households in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the majority of which are agriculture-dependent.
  • FAO faces a funding gap of USD 13.9 million to boost agricultural production in the forthcoming 2018/19 dry season (beginning in October 2018 in most areas) as well as year-round livelihood activities.