FAO Helps Lutheran World Relief Distribute Its Sahel Region Famine Aid in Nigeria.Lutheran World Relief has donated 221 tons of seeds and fertilizer to the farmers of Nigeria. These supplies will be distributed in the Tahoua Region, which has been impact by drought. Distribution will be coordinated by the FAO. It will include 146 tons of millet seed, 49 tons of bean seed and 26 tons of fertilizer.
Lutheran World Relief has also made donations to other nations in the Sahel region including Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. It has provided cash-for-work opportunities to 134,000 people in the Sahel region to exchange for soil conservation and irrigation work. Other projects include assisting women farmers with marketing skills, crop processing and storage techniques.
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"Lutheran World Relief to Distribute Tons of Seeds, Fertilizer to Distressed Niger Farmers," Alert News, 30 May 2012.