Livelihood/Agriculture

  1. Ministry of Agriculture responds to our call for timely distribution of planting materials to flood victims (farmers) in Ayamelum, Nigeria

    In November 2020, communities in Anambra West were hit by a devastating flood that affected over 20,000 people. Some of the most affected communities are those that share boundaries with Enugu state, including the riverine area of Igbakwu. This incident has resulted in severe hunger for affected families and communities because the flood had washed…

  2. COVID-19 pandemic stifles the fight against early child marriage in Nigeria

    In many countries around the world, marriage before the age of 18 is a violation offundamental human rights of children. But in Nigeria, child marriage is still very mucha big problem. The country has one of the highest child marriage prevalence rates inthe world with an estimated 44% of girls marrying before their 18th birthday.…

  3. COVID-19 lockdown worsens the plight of commercial sex workers in Zimbabwe

    COVID-19 measures such as lockdowns, instituted governments in sub-Saharan Africa have been helpful in controlling the spread of the virus. This has, however, triggered some negative economic impacts on women. ECID Community Reporter, Faris Davison, based in Dangamvura, Mutare in Zimbabwe tells the story of how COVID-19 lockdown measures has worsened the economic plight of…