Bull distribution to youth in northeasten Nigeria

Feb 2019

In response to the overwhelming recovery needs of livestock-based households in Nigeria, FAO is collaborating with the European Union to reestablish livelihoods in the sector. To achieve this aim, 150 bulls were distributed to youth in Jere and Konduga local government areas (LGAs) of Borno State as part of a plan to provide 1 600 youths with bulls between 2018 and 2019.

Under a European Union Trust Fund financed-project lasting from 2018 to 2020, FAO will reach about 100 000 households in Borno, including farmers, animal owners and fishers for livestock restocking, crop seed distributions and agricultural training. To complement the distribution, Nara and other youths will receive cash transfers which, when combined with animal restocking, have been proven to lower the risk of households selling animals to meet urgent needs.

Author: FAO/Nigeria