Northeast Nigeria Joint Livelihood and Market Recovery Assessment

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Mercy Corps, in conjunction with Action Against Hunger, Cooperazione Internazionale, Catholic Relief Services, the International Rescue Committee and Oxfam, undertook a livelihoods and market assessment across the three most affected states in Northeast Nigeria: Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. The assessment is intended to better understand post-insurgency livelihood and market recovery strategies, and identify pathways for more effective support of early recovery efforts in a region experiencing a protracted and complex humanitarian crisis.

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By interviewing farmers, traders, trade and producer associations, input suppliers and distributors, banks, financial services providers, humanitarian and development agencies and government bodies, this assessment highlights means for more effective support at multiple levels: from policy formulation, to marketplace restoration, to what tools or seeds farmers should be provided with.