Flood: Prepare For High Cost Of Food, Hunger, Farmers Tell Nigerians


Following the impact of flooding in some parts of the country, farmers under the umbrella of Smallholder Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) have advised the federal government to take deliberate steps in key areas to ameliorate the effect on farmers.

National President of SWOFON, Mary Afan who gave the hint yesterday in Abuja at an event organised by International Budget Partnership warned that failure of relevant agencies to improve security and financial aid for farmers will amount to a high cost of food for Nigerians, increased hunger and worsened food security status for the country.

“The implication of this massive flooding is that the prices of food will be yet to higher owing to its unavailability. This will deal a great blow to the over 90 million Nigerians currently leaving below the poverty line and the over 21million Nigerians currently experiencing acute hunger.

“At the moment, Smallholder Women Farmers have lost everything. There are no seeds to plant…

Source: Leadership Newspaper