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Nigeria | Humanitarian Response Plan 2021

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Over the past year, food insecurity in Nigeria has reached levels that had not been observed since 2016–2017, with Adamawa, Borno and Yobe still the most affected states. The general higher prevalence of food insecurity is mainly due to the adverse effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and related essential containment measures on the supply chain, the unfavourable macro‑economic conditions, high food prices, the escalation of armed and inter-community conflict, localized cereal production shortfalls and floods. Providing agricultural support to vulnerable farmers in time for the upcoming rainy season is thus critical to ensure food production and avert a major food crisis.