Nigeria has suffered from multiple hazards in recent times, whether natural or man made. Many rural communities are vulnerable to floods, drought, plant pests and livestock diseases, as well as soil erosion. Violent insurgency in the north of the country has also resulted in social and political unrest, slowing down economic activity including agriculture in the north-east. This has increased the risk of food security in localized areas of Borno and Yobe states. Appropriate response measures are needed to reduce the impact of violence and unrest.
The immediate priorities for the food security sector aim to accelerate recovery from the trauma of the emergency period rebuild household food supply chains and reinstate production capacity. Meanwhile, immediate interventions are needed in the form of direct food supply and cash assistance to purchase food. Although federal and state governments, philanthropists and NGOs have been providing assistance, a lot more needs to be done to reach those affected. Some of the most vulnerable people are located in remote areas without access to markets.
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