Strengthening Food Security in Acute Crisis Settings: First Insights from North-east Nigeria

This Policy Brief discusses how to improve FAO programmes for food security in conflict-affected, low income areas such as North-east Nigeria. The recommendations are based on a literature review and on empirical analyses of programme and survey data from the agricultural input intervention by FAO in North-east Nigeria.

The authors proceed in three steps. First, they summarise key recommendations based on our review of the structural interrelations between food insecurity and conflict in North-east Nigeria. They then describe key findings from the evaluation of the FAO programme in North-east Nigeria and derive generalisable insights about agricultural input interventions and their programming in crisis settings. Lastly, they discuss specific implications for programming in North-east Nigeria.

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