Many farmers in Nigeria are likely to go out of business due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, unless the Federal and state governments come up with strategic plans.
This is the view of farmers in Plateau State, North Central Nigeria, as they count their loses and just as another planting season comes around.
Many farmers on the Plateau are taking advantage of the lockdown to plant crops, even as they are yet to sell the previous ones.
Poultry farmers have continued to flood the market with eggs without available buyers.
Beside the COVID-19 issue, there is also the lingering crisis between farmers and herdsmen on the Plateau.
President Muhammad Buhari had recently admonished Nigerians to go back to the farms to produce what they will eat.
Unless government can attend to the needs of the farmers across the nation, the numerous challenges faced by them may lead to a dire consequence for food security, especially during the post COVID-19 era.
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