FAO’s rainy season crop assistance

Oct 2019

FAO in collaboration with the state government and financial backing of the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, the European Union Trust Fund and the Governments of Germany, Norway, Sweden and the United States of America, is supporting conflict-affected households in the region with a wide blend of nutrient-dense crops.

Since 2016, FAO has supported farmers in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states with inputs for crop production in a bid to boost food security and household nutrition in the region. In 2019, FAO is targeting nearly 100 000 farmers for crop support during the rainy season, enabling food availability for at least 6 to 8 months. However, our expectation on yields have been dampened by the ban on fertilizer movement and distribution in the three northeastern states.

Author: FAO/Nigeria