EU support to response, recovery and resilience in Borno State

EU support to response, recovery and resilience in Borno State

Funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and implemented by FAO, WFP and UN Women, the project contributes to enhancing resilience of conflict affected people in Borno State while building on the humanitarian assistance provided by ECHO and other international actors and gradually moving into rehabilitation and recovery, thereby ensuring a smooth transition between EU emergency and development funding instruments. This programme is a strategic complement to the EUR 123 million joint humanitarian-development programme “EU Support to Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State” approved on 24/03/2017 under the 11th EDF National Indicative Programme for Nigeria. The action helps support and strengthen the resilience of populations affected by security and food crises. Activities include cash transfers, small grants, sound agricultural and natural resources management market gardening, development of small developments and/or bastions, support for production, strengthening of farmer’s capacities and of farmer’s organisation, support for small livestock, and building more sustainable shelters for the most vulnerable.

Global objective

  • Build the resilience of conflict affected people in Borno State in terms of food and nutrition security based on a conflict-sensitive approach and in an environment-friendly way

Specific objectives

  • Strengthen food security and livelihood opportunities for vulnerable rural communities through the development of small-scale and family farming to sustainably improve production and mitigate agro-pastoral risks
  • Improve access to basic social services for the most vulnerable by restoring basic health, nutrition and WASH services.
  • Enhance social protection for women and youth and other at-risk groups through increased economic and employment opportunities in sectors of growth including agriculture

Expected results

  • Households have meet their basic food needs, developed and revived community own assets improving community resilience to common stresses, shocks and droughts
  • Improved access to health, reproductive health and nutrition services including sensitisation to hygiene and nutrition practices, access to sanitation and water.
  • Access to social protection schemes by youths, women and at–risk groups and creation of quick impact youth and women employment to stimulate longer-term recovery


3 years : 28/04/2017 - 30/04/2020


The project is implemented in the State of Borno.


  • 80 000 direct beneficiaries
  • 850 000 indirect beneficiaries


EUR 20 000 000


European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa


  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • World Food Programme (WFP)
  • UN Women

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  • Nigeria


  • Agriculture & value chains
  • Climate, climate change & adaptation
  • Education
  • Employment & revenues
  • Environment
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Gender
  • Governance & capacity-building
  • Health
  • Livestock & pastoralism
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Markets, prices & trade
  • Natural resource management
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Water & sanitation
  • Youth


  • Institutions
  • Pastoralists & Agro-pastoralists
  • Poor households
  • Poor workers in the informal economy
  • Refugees
  • Vulnerable small-scale farmers
  • Women
  • Youth

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 2: Strengthen the nutrition of vulnerable households
  • Pillar 3: Sustainably improve agricultural and food productivity and the incomes of the most vulnerable households and improve access to food
  • Pillar 4: Strengthen governance in food and nutrition security


  • Local

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 3 SDG 6 SDG 8 SDG 10 SDG 13 SDG 15 SDG 16 SDG 17