FAO Situation Report - 7 September 2017
|Post date||Friday, 8 September, 2017 - 15:02|
|Document Type||Situation Report|
|Content Themes||Agriculture, Livestock, Livelihoods|
|Sources||FAO, Food Security Cluster, Food Security Sector|
The ongoing lean season is contributing to a deterioration in food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria – in the three most affected states, the number of food insecure people increased from 4.7 million to 5.2 million people between March and June.
While planted crops are generally benefiting from average rainfall across the country, heavy rains have led to widespread flooding, severely affecting areas of Yobe State and impacting livelihoods. In addition, crop production is affected by infestation of the fall armyworm in some farming communities. To help alleviate food insecurity in conflict-affected Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, FAO provided 1.09 million IDPs, host community members and returnees with enough seed and fertilizer to meet their food needs for six months.