Dry spell: Nigerian farmers want early input distribution next season

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Some farmers in North-East have called for early distribution of farm inputs for commencement of dry season activities to mitigate effects of the dry spell recorded during 2021 cropping season in parts of the region.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that thousands of hectares of farmlands became wilted due to the prolonged dry spell in Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe and Jigawa States.

Some of the produce worst hit include rice, beans, cowpea, maize, sorghum and groundnut.

However, farmers in Borno were hopeful of a bumper harvest sequel to the restoration of peace and resettlement of farming communities who cultivated their farmlands for the first time in the past decade.

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