Lake Chad Basin Situation Report, July 2017
Restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority to avoid a further deterioration of the food security situation of displaced people and host communities in the coming months.
Funds received thus far will be key to support crisis-hit farmers and herders during the rainy season; however, additional resources are needed to continue assisting vulnerable populations in 2017.
Without agriculture and livestock support, many farmers and herders will resort to negative and sometimes irreversible coping mechanisms with long-lasting impact on their livelihoods. This may result in an increase of humanitarian needs during and after 2017.
In addition to providing an immediate response to the acute needs of affected populations, it is crucial to promote and support longer-term sustainable agriculture practices and policies to adapt to climate change and the increasing scarcity of natural resources.