FAO: 2.8m persons impacted in Nigeria’s N’east

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No fewer than 2.8 million people have been impacted by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in the North-east, the organisation has said.

A new publication by the organisation said it has impacted over 400,000 households, with a household average at seven persons; about 2.8 million people have been given a lifeline in the last three years.

FAO said the assisted families are majorly from Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, mostly by Boko Haram crisis.

The publication claimed that the assistance has allowed farmers to protect their livelihoods and restore agricultural production in order to cover their basic needs.

“Since 2017, FAO distributed more than 430,000 agricultural kits, comprising crop seeds − including, maize, sorghum, millet and cowpea − and fertilizer, to an estimated three million crisis-affected people in northeastern Nigeria.”

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