Resilience

Tigray: Urgent call for assistance

Tigray: Urgent call for assistance
Jun 2022

Tigray’s Meher season is just weeks away (June/July 2022). With the rainfall outlook favourable (normal to above-normal), the season offers a critical and cost-effective opportunity to improve food availability across the region. However, limited access to agricultural inputs (particularly fertilizers, but also seeds) is a major threat to the season. The Government of Ethiopia has offered humanitarian agencies access to fertilizer through a government facility to support vulnerable households in the Tigray region. As the lead agency of the Agriculture Cluster, FAO is calling for urgent funding from resource partners to enable Cluster partners to immediately secure 60 000 tonnes of fertilizer from the government facility and ensure farmers have it in-hand before the start of the season. The existing humanitarian truce offers an important opportunity to deliver inputs to Tigray.

 

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