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Nigeria

Food Security Sector Cash Dashboard - June 2021

Post date Wednesday, 4 August, 2021 - 11:41
Month(s) covered 2021-06
Document Type Static dashboard
Content Themes Agriculture, Cash and Vouchers, Livelihoods, Food Assistance, Food Security
Sources Food Security Sector

In June 2021, the Food Security Sector assisted 2,040,082 individuals with food assistance (SO1) and 624,665 individuals for agriculture & livelihoods (SO2), of whom 45% (927,153) and 33%(206,430) received assistance through Cash Voucher Assistance (CVA) for SO1 and SO2 respectively. Twenty-three organizations, including national and international NGOs and UN agencies, applied various transfer delivery mechanisms, such as cash in hand, mobile money transfers, paper vouchers, and electronic vouchers. Borno state hosts the highest caseload, approximately 82% of the CVA beneficiaries, compared to 17% and 1% in Yobe and Adamawa states, respectively.

Partners implementing Emergency Food Assistance through CVA are to continue to include the 2,000 Naira as part of the food basket.

Food prices have continued to increase and erode the purchasing power of households and consequently reduced food access. As a result of the food price increases, the Food Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB) value has increased by over 20% from September 2020 when the Food Security Sector (FSS) made the first recommendation to increase Food Transfer Values to vulnerable households. This over 20% increase in the food MEB as of June 2021 as compared to September 2020 necessitated a second-round increase in Transfer Values (in June 2021) to allow the already vulnerable households meet the minimum food requirements.

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