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 - Key messages From June to August 2018, FAO bolstered the food production capacity of households in northeastern Nigeria through the provision of seed and fertilizer to about 112 500 households (790 000 people) in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. The distribution will support enhanced food security, nutrition and income generation for ...read more
05/09/2018
 - Key messages FAO is mid-way into its rainy season programme to bolster the food production of 150 000 targeted farming families (1 050 000 people) in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, thereby enhancing their food security, nutritional status and capacity to generate income from farming. Boosting smallholder productivity during the 2018 rainy season ...read more
31/07/2018
 - The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting: potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats new developments ...read more
12/07/2018
 - 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