Farmer Stories from Nigeria

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Nigeria: Farmers adopt recommended practices to manage late blight in Irish potato

Jemimah Ezhim January 06, 2020

The first rains signal the beginning of another planting season. Wearing a brown wrapper and yellow blouse, Mary Bwakat is already on […]

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Nigeria: Mushroom farming for food, medicine, and animal feed (The Independent)

admin April 30, 2018

Mushroom farming is gaining ground in Nigeria, with more farmers growing the crop in their backyards or even their kitchens. Olaide Ayeni […]

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Nigeria: Conflicts between herdsmen and farmers bring hunger to communities

Ibrahim Abdul Aziz April 23, 2018

It’s morning and the weather looks friendly. Bulus Rimankante and other farmers are in their fields keeping watch and carrying rifles. They […]

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Nigeria: Government support needed for farmers to fight desertification, experts say (IRIN)

admin January 08, 2018

When Abbas Gandi lost much of his crop to desertification and drought a few years ago in northwestern Nigeria, he was so […]

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Farming becomes the new front line in Boko Haram war (IRIN)

admin August 22, 2017

Mallam Modusugu arrived two years ago at Bakasi Camp, a refuge for 21,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) on the outskirts of Maiduguri […]

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Nigeria: Farmers adapt practices to prepare for persistent floods (IRIN)

admin May 15, 2017

Okechukwu Onwuma still remembers the painful day heavy floods destroyed his small farm in southern Nigeria’s Delta State. He explains: “It was […]

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Nigeria: Tomato farmers struggle to combat pest infestation

Ted Phido June 20, 2016

Nigerians love tomatoes. They are an important ingredient in many popular dishes, and farmers like them because they fetch a good price […]

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Nigeria: Small-scale rice farmers lament decline of local rice (Vanguard Media)

admin February 15, 2016

It’s likely that few Nigerians have actually visited the sleepy town of Ofada in the southwestern state of Ogun. But when they hear the […]

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Nigeria: Internally displaced persons may be unable to vote (Trust)

admin January 26, 2015

When Boko Haram first attacked Daniel Dunya’s village, dozens of heavily armed men stole all the village cattle and kidnapped several women. […]

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