Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

EU Support to Food Security and Resilience in Northern Nigeria

04/01/2019 - 19:13
Public Health and Social Protection

The overall objective of this project is to develop resilient livelihoods through integration of humanitarian relief, socioeconomic development, and empowered advocacy as well as improving social protection/safety nets and strengthening market system.


Expected results:

  • Rapid improvement in livelihoods, food security and early recovery for targeted vulnerable farmers and host communities including women and youth in Adamawa and Kebbi States;
  • Strengthened resilience, preparedness towards risks and natural resource utilisation for targeted vulnerable small holder farming communities in Adamawa and Kebbi States;
  • Improved strategic linkages for food security and nutrition, and support to local market systems in each State;
  • Improved response capacity of government towards social protection, early warning systems and strengthened local frameworks towards resilience building. 

Main activities:

  • Target vulnerable farming households and provide access to food items during the lean season;
  • Develop a targeted seasonal cash and asset transfer common framework;
  • Train project and partner staff on the application of the seasonal cash and asset transfer common framework;
  • Undertake cash and or asset transfers;
  • Create radio programme in Hausa on food security, project objectives and promote peace building & conflict resolution dialogues between cattle herders and crop farmers;
  • Establish and promote Village Savings and Loans groups;
  • Capacity needs assessment and training farmers on appropriate technologies;
  • Establish grain/seed banks;
  • Develop guidelines for effective community level early warning systems and utilisation of social safety nets. 



  Main accomplishments to date:

  • Final selection  of 35,000 people from the very poor and poor households in the selected PROACT communities for cash, asset (livestock) and food transfer;
  • 79,654 of the targeted 93,800 (85%) very poor and poor people in the project communities were reached during the registration.



Source of funds:   PROACT-DCI FOOD 2015 (DCI 2015 / 037-980)

Total budget (EUR):  11.1M

Implementing period: 4 years (2016 – 2019)

Implementing agency:    OXFAM  

Geographical region:  Adamawa and Kebbi States (7 selected LGAs)

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