Food Security & Livelihood Assessment Report North-east Nigeria, April 2018

Post date Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 - 12:10
Document Type Assessment Report
Content Themes Resilience, Needs Assessment, Food Assistance, Food Security, Emergency type

ADRA Nigeria (henceforth ADRA) implemented a food security program in North-East Nigeria – specifically in Jakana in Borno and Mararaba Mubi in Adamawa states – with funding from German Foreign Office (GFO) and the ADRA Network since 2017. The main objective of the assessment was to ascertain conditions of the food security and livelihoods programs, market functionality, and Multi-Purpose Grant (MPG) cash feasibility updates in the communities. The sample targeted all IDPs, Returnees and host community members, including those not assisted by ADRA.
This report presents the assessment findings from a food security and livelihood assessment carried out in Adamawa and Borno States, North-Eastern Nigeria. Data were gathered using a mixed method in January and February 2018. The following are some major findings:

Average household size is nearly 8 members (8.2) with a dependency ratio of 2:1

Numbers of households who depend on farming as their primary source of income and livelihood depreciated from 73%, prior to the conflict, to 56% presently due to limited access to farmlands because of military restriction and fear of attack by insurgents

Present average household spending on food during the time of the assessment is 10,000 NGN (27.7USD)

12% of the people have received food assistance from different humanitarian agency in the last 30 days

Food Consumption Scores recorded an aggregate score of 55% of households within the poor food consumption category with Hong recording 35.3 and Konduga having 75

Aggregate Reduced Coping Strategy Index is 17.1 with Hong recording 14.1 and Konduga having 19.4

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