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Northeastern Nigeria - Situation report 1 November 2017

Northeastern Nigeria - Situation report 1 November 2017
Nov 2017

Key messages

  • To help alleviate food insecurity in the northeastern Nigeria states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, for the 2017 rainy season FAO provided 138 801 households (25% women-headed) with enough seed and fertilizer to meet their food needs for six months. About 41% of the beneficiaries were returnees, 38% were host families and 21% were IDPs.
  • Harvesting is underway in the northeast, and production prospects are largely favourable. Good cereal yields are being reported, which is likely to have positive impact on household food security.
  • FAO is preparing the launch of its dry season programme, which aims to bolster the food production capacity of over 90 000 farming households, thereby enhancing food security, nutritional status income generation.
  • To-date, FAO’s appeal for USD 62 million to respond to the food security and livelihood needs of the most vulnerable has a funding gap of over USD 39.6 million.