Thanks to European Union support – FAO is regenerating livestock production to strengthen resilience of vulnerable populations in Borno State
The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a crisis within a crisis in Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria. The state was already undergoing a staggered recovery on account of to a decade-long insurgency that has resulted in food shortages, imperilled livelihoods and exacerbated poverty. Now faced with the pandemic, conflict-affected persons in the state will be at greater risk if recovery efforts are not sustained and increased.
As part of its emergency response, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched its 2020 livestock restocking campaign. This campaign is part of a comprehensive initiative funded by the European Union Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) jointly implemented by FAO, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the World Food Programme (WFP). It is envisaged that the intervention will empower beneficiaries by enabling them to reestablish their productive asset base through the replenishment of lost livestock.
Source : Fao