We are working to reach 620,000 households in the areas most affected by the conflict, which is our target for 2022, but the assistance will go beyond the distribution of commodities, the statement said.
We will also provide vaccines and services for the treatment of animal diseases, and assist in the rehabilitation of agricultural infrastructure, it adds, reiterating recent statements by FAO’s representative to the African Union, Chimimba David Phiri.
Of these households, which will first of all receive seeds of various products, 268,000 belong to Tigray, 186,000 are located in Afar and 150,000 are from Amhara, he specifies.
According to the text, the organization “works with the Ministry of Agriculture to support those who need to improve agricultural production and is committed to supporting the government’s efforts to improve the situation in the north of the country”.
In addition to the announced cooperation, FAO distributed 400 metric tons of seeds to 230,000 families in Tigray, four in Afar and 100 to farmers in Amhara, according to information from the UN agency itself.
FAO’s efforts to supply seeds, fertilizer and equipment, among others, are now having a greater impact due to the easing of hostilities between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and the federal government, although the conflict has not yet reached a definitive solution.