FAO The Food and Agriculture Organisation has urged the United Nations to facilitate the release $62 million to support wet-season farming in the north eastern part of Nigeria.
The acting representative in Nigeria Nourou Macki Tall made the appeal saying “In 2017, the FAO is asking for $62 million, under the Humanitarian Response Plan, for Nigeria. Of this, $20 million is urgently required to reach 1.9 million people during the upcoming main planting season that will start in June 2017.
“Missing this season will mean food insecurity and therefore humanitarian costs will continue to rise into 2018. The FAO’s dry season campaign is ongoing with 174,400 people receiving vegetables’ seeds, irrigation equipment, and livestock support. A combination of food assistance and food production support is the only way to address the scale of hunger facing the people of north eastern Nigeria,”he said.