14 October 2016 Damaturu, Nigeria - A woman farmer from the Molai IDP camp showing cowpea pods and the seeds they contain, Maiduguri, Borno State. In Northeast Nigeria, crisis-hit farmers are considering a return to fields they left up to three years ago. When people fled the remote rural areas in the northeastern states - often the strong holds of Boko Haram - they would often head towards larger urban areas. The majority of the resident communities offered them a safe place to stay, and most shared their land with displaced people. Still, there was a critical lack of agricultural resources for the displaced and their hosts, ahead of the rainy season. FAO provided short-cycle and drought-adapted seeds of millet, sorghum and cowpea and essential fertilizer to 12 400 internally displaced persons and their host families. Almost 100 000 people in Borno and Yobe states benefited from a distribution that could cover their families food needs for up to six months.