Yobe State Food Secuirty Sector Strategy 2024 - 2026


The Yobe State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), International and National Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs and NNGOs), and other stakeholders through the coordination of the Food Security Sector (FSS) sought to engage the services of an independent Consultant to support the review and updating of the Yobe State FSS
strategy, with a focus on both emergency food assistance, and agricultural livelihoods in Yobe state, one of the BAY states in of North-Eastern Nigeria, and covering the period 2024-2026.

The need to update the Yobe FSS Strategy was a result of sustained relatively high levels of food insecurity amidst an evolving context since 2018. Some of the new dynamics that emerged include the high inflation rates and resultant high food commodity prices, flooding (notably in 2022), changing conflict situation and resultant cropland change, COVID-19 impacts, amidst resource constraints and access challenges in some Local Government Areas (LGAs). The changes in context have happened amidst other pre-conflict challenges such as erratic & extreme weather patterns, infrastructural challenges and chronic poverty. Further, there are also emerging opportunities that could be exploited for the benefit of the target groups, including access to agricultural land in some locations, and increased community demands for access to self-reliant opportunities that have since brought new changes and dynamics to the context. It is anticipated that the needs assessment will deepen understanding of the current situation of the various affected groups and individuals in Yobe state, with a focus on their risks, vulnerabilities, capacities and opportunities and existing structures (govt/private level), policies, and institutions to inform a fit for purpose and more efficient and sustainable food security response, providing durable solutions that are premised on the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus.

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