Nigerian farmers gain government support

Up to 60 percent of the country's farmland sits untouched due to a lack of farming skills and resources.

    Nigerian farmers have said they are suffering major losses because of illegal rice imports.

    But the government has developed a scheme to stave off the country's reliance on imported rice.

    It will supply farmers with improved seeds and fertiliser and hopes to phase out imports in three years.

    Up to 60 percent of the country's agricultural land is currently untouched due to a lack of farming skills, access to fertiliser and money to cultivate crops.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idriss reports from Ganuwar Kuka, Nigeria.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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