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 - Cash and vouchers play a critical role in FAO’s response to shocks and crises when farmers, pastoralists and fishers can no longer buy food or the productive inputs they need because their assets have been damaged or depleted. FAO’s cash-based transfers provide immediate relief to farmers, and contribute to strengthen the ...read more
29/06/2018
 - Cash transfers provide poor and vulnerable households with the resources required to address their basic needs and invest in productive activities. Cash transfers can be unconditional or conditional.
29/06/2018
 - Input trade fairs are temporary one-day markets where farmers and pastoralists can purchase agricultural inputs and access services through the exchange of vouchers.
29/06/2018
 - Beneficiaries receive vouchers that can be redeemed for goods and services (e.g. seeds, fertilizers, tools, livestock, animal feed and veterinary supplies and services) at selected shops.
29/06/2018
 - To maximize their impact and sustainability, the provision of unconditional cash transfers to beneficiaries is complemented with productive inputs, assets and/or technical training. The cash provided to beneficiaries enables them to address their immediate food and other basic needs while the “plus” component promotes their engagement in productive activities.
29/06/2018
 - Short-term employment opportunities are provided to poor, vulnerable men and women, with the objectives of: Providing income support to poor, vulnerable householdsa through short-term, intensive and unskilled labour, and Building or rehabilitating community productive assets (e.g. irrigation canals, water harvesting systems, etc.) and restore agricultural activities through reforestation, land rehabilitation, etc.
29/06/2018
 - Cash-based transfers are tools for providing support in the form of cash and vouchers to men and women who are food insecure, living in poverty or experiencing other forms of vulnerabilities. FAO implements various types of programmes, including: cash transfers, cash for work, cash+, input trade fairs and voucher programmes.
29/06/2018
 - FAO’s 2018 rainy season programme in Adamawa, Borno state and Yobe in northeastern Nigeria. FAO will deliver inputs the form of three types of kits, comprising crop seed varieties appropriate for the agro-ecological zones.
27/06/2018
 - Key messages FAO’s has launched its rainy season programme to bolster the food production capacity of 150 000 targeted farming families (1 050 000 people) in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, thereby enhancing their food security, nutrition and income generation. To date, FAO has sufficient funding to reach 149 730 households for the ...read more
14/06/2018
 - Key points The latest IPC analysis (March 2018) indicated that 1.6 million people are severely food insecure, and if no assistance is provided 2 million ‒ 43 percent of the population ‒ will be severely food insecure during the lean season (April‒August 2018), of which nearly 690 000 in IPC Phase ...read more
22/05/2018