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Cost of farming: How Iseyin women farmers cope with climate change, credit crunch

Alice Omotosho

In response to COVID-19 emergency food security in 2020, the Oyo State Government created a database of 10,000 smallholder farmers as part of the Oyo Agricultural Micro-Enterprise Scheme. Over 9,300 small-scale farmers in the database received support from the state government through inputs. Alice Omotosho, a smallholder farmer of okra, pepper and leafy vegetables, heard about a grant package in ...

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SEFFA builds Jos farmers’ resilience with climate smart agricultural practices

Sustainable Environment and Fisheries Foundation (SEFFA)

The increasing need to foster community education on the relationship between climate change and agriculture recently motivated a non-profit group known as Sustainable Environment and Fisheries Foundation (SEFFA) to train and empower farmers on climate smart agricultural practices. Stakeholders during the training and empowerment workshop for farmers organised by SEFFA in Jos, Pleteau State Participants who gathered for the event ...

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Environmentalist advocates more afforestation activities to curb desertification

Burkina Faso tree planting

An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has called for increased afforestation efforts to address the growing desertification encroachment on farmable lands in the country. Combating desertification: Planting some 20,000 trees to create living hedges Odubote, the regional manager of “Let’s Do it Africa”, a non-profit organisation with bias for environmental issues, made the call in an interview on Monday, June 21, ...

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Dry spell: Expert tasks farmers on adoption of climate-smart agriculture practices

ActionAid Agriculture

An environment expert, Ms Gloria Bulus, has advised local farmers to the adopt Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) techniques to mitigate the impact of climate change in farming. Agriculture Bulus gave the advice in an interview on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Lagos. She spoke against the background of the Nigerian Metrological Agency’s (NIMET) prediction of dry spell in parts of the ...

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Farmers raise alarm as insecurity threatens food availability

Farming

Some stakeholders in the agriculture sector have appealed to the Federal Government to intensify efforts in curbing banditry, kidnapping and terrorism, as these can threaten food security. Farming The stakeholders made the appeal in separate interviews on Friday, May 14, 2021 in Abuja. They noted that the recent increase in kidnapping and banditry had made a lot of farmers run ...

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Expert charges farmers on soil profiling, composition

Farming

An agriculture expert, Mr Ismail Olawale, has called for the training and equipping of farmers on soil profiling and composition to boost their harvests. Farming Olawale, a fellow at the National Agriculture Extension and Research Liaison Services (NEARLS), said this in an interview on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Lagos. He noted that local farmers had from time past applied ...

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Food insecurity: No place at the dining table

Sustainable food policies

Sharing a meal is one basic need of humans but for too many the question “what’s for lunch” doesn’t have an easy answer. Food insecurity is the uncertainty of having enough food to eat daily and farmers in doubt of having sufficient food from harvest of most farming seasons. Flooding and drought add to the woes of farmers, leading 14 ...

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Climate change: Farmer raises concern over delayed rainfall

Farming

An organic farmer, Mr Uche Ikenga, has raised alarm over the delay in the coming of the 2020 rainy season in some parts of the country, saying it will negatively affect the year’s food production. Farming Ikenga, who said this in an on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Lagos, however, blamed the present climate change realities for the delayed rainfall ...

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Kwara farmers express concern over indiscriminate bush burning

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Farmers in Ilorin have called on the Kwara State Government for urgent intervention over what he described as indiscriminate bush burning in parts of the state. Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State The farmers, who expressed worry amidst consistent bush burning in the state, spoke in Ilorin, the state capital, on Friday, January 29, 2021. Mr Babatunde Audu, one of ...

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Climate change: Experts advocate solar irrigation for female farmers, smallholders seek support

Women farmers

Some people see the effect of climate change as only experiencing heat instead of cold weather but, to a smallholder farmer like Comfort Oyadeji, the effects are somewhat devastating. Female smallholder farmers Irregular rainfalls cost her 100 per cent of her investment in her agricultural enterprise in the 2020 farming season, according to her. She said: “I did not make ...

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