Northeastern Nigeria - Situation report March 2019

Northeastern Nigeria - Situation report March 2019
Apr 2019

Key messages

  • 62 000 households in northeastern Nigeria were targeted for FAO’s 2019 dry season activities – FAO has distributed fertilizer and high yielding, early maturing rice and maize seed as well as vegetable seed. While the dry season has historically represented a break in farming, continued crop production during this period is central to enabling stronger, more resilient and food-secure farming households.
  • Small-scale farmers require immediate assistance to boost their resilience ahead of the forthcoming lean season (June– August), as close to 2.7 million people will face severe food insecurity if humanitarian efforts do not continue.
  • More than 48 000 new IDPs were identified in the three northeastern states (October 2018), the bulk of whom have been uprooted from their homes due to escalating insecurity. These households typically face higher levels of food insecurity and malnutrition.