On patrol with Nigeria's 'Agro Rangers', who protect farmers from Boko Haram
The rainy season is the best time to grow rice and corn in Borno, one of Nigeria's agricultural regions. But farmers are frequently targeted by Boko Haram attacks. In a bid to improve security in the region and reassure farmers, teams of so-called "Agro Rangers" were set up a year ago by authorities. The men, who are often volunteer militia or hunters, are recruited by the Nigerian civil defence. Our correspondent Moïse Gomis went on patrol with them on the outskirts of Maiduguri and elsewhere in Borno.
12 Billion lost yearly to Farmers-Herders clashes - Mercy Corpherders
Nigeria losses twelve billion dollars yearly as a result of the farmers herders clashes. This information was disclosed in Makurdi by the country director of Mercy Corps, an international body whose initiative is to promote peace within communities. Ndubisi Anyanwu added that there is need to bring back peace in the region particularly Benue State.
Lai Mohammed accuse super powers of refusing to sell weapons to Nigeria, Farmers lament losses and more
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Covid-19: From health crisis to food crisis
As cases of Covid-19 continue to increase, Nigeria risks another major battle, the food crises as a result of post-harvest losses by farmers.
Indian farmers battle huge locust invasion
Farmers bang on metal containers to try and fend off swarms of desert locusts that have already destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of cropland across western and central India this year, the country’s worst pest infestation in almost three decades.
Argungu Festival returns in style after 11 years
Argungu Fishing Festival or Argungu Dance Festival is an annual four-day festival in the state of Kebbi. The festival returned this year after taking a break for 11 years due to the high level of insecurity and the activity of the deadly Boko Haram in the Northern region of Nigeria. The majority of fishermen are the followers of Islam and also predominantly farmers.
New technology introduced to rice farmers to boost production
Farmers under the auspices of Nigeria Farmers Group and Co-operative Society have introduced new machines in the processing of rice to give the product a boost. The farmers say they were motivated by the FG's closure of the country's land borders.
German farmers: 'Overregulation is the last thing we need'
Farmers from across Germany have descended on Berlin to take part in a mass protest against the government's agricultural reform package that foresees a reduction in the use of fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides.