Northeastern Nigeria - Situation report 30 April 2018

Northeastern Nigeria - Situation report 30 April 2018
Apr 2018

Key messages

  • FAO’s dry season programme bolstered the food production capacity of over 117 000 farming families (760 000 people) in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, thereby enhancing their food security, nutrition and income generation.
  • Of the total funds requested by FAO under the 2018 HRP, USD 11 million is required to reach 1 million people during the upcoming main planting season starting in June 2018. Timely agricultural support for this season is key to enhance access to food and bolster markets for improved food availability among severely food-insecure populations.
  • To date, FAO has sufficient funding to reach only 60 000 households (about 40.3 percent of those targeted) for the upcoming rainy season. Missing this season will mean higher humanitarian costs for 2018 and 2019 to address increased food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria.