26 May 2010, Zinder - A plaque of a cereal bank in the village of Bazigui in the Zinder region. The bank is sponsored by FAO, the Cellule de la Crise Alimentaire (CCA) of Niger, Belgium and World Food Programme (WFP). Cereal banks hold a reserve of seeds for the community during difficult growth periods. FAO Project - OSRO/NER/005/SPA: Emergency assistance for the protection of livelihoods for vulnerable communities in areas unable to sustain agricultural and pastoral activities. The aim of the project is to give emergency assistance to populations living in inhospitable terrains by improving food security and ensuring both agricultural and pastoral livelihoods through agricultural input distribution for both crop production and small livestock maintenance.