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Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Blue3k(m): 12:06am On Sep 08
Floods washed away at least two million tons of rice in Nigeria, the second-largest importer of the grain. That is more than 25% of the previously projected national output of 8 million tons, according to estimates by a farmers’ organization.

At least 450,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) were destroyed in Kebbi, the country’s main rice-growing state, according to Mohammed Sahabi, the state chairman of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria. Planters had targeted a 2.5 million ton contribution to the national basket, but will now meet less than 20% of the target. Farmers in five other states -- Kano, Nigeria, Enugu, Jigawa and Nasarawa -- also reported damage.


“Although we heard the forecast of flooding this year, we didn’t expect that the damage will be of this magnitude,” Sahabi said by phone from the northwestern city of Birnin Kebbi. “Our target at state level was 2.5 million tons this year, but now we are looking at only 500,000 tons of harvest.”

Nearly 50 people died in Nigerian floods this year as torrential rains caused Africa’s most populous country’s two main rivers to overflow, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The agency had warned that at least 28 of 36 states of West African nation were at risk of flooding due to heavy rainfall. Other crops such as sorghum, millet and corn were also affected.

“There is this trepidation that we might have food problems on flooding and existing insecurity challenges,” Kabir Ibrahim, head of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria said by phone from Abuja, the nation’s capital. “It will be too soon to know how devastating the impact is.”

Nigeria’s rice production was about 6.7 million tons in the last three years, with imports seen declining by 200,000 tons in 2020 from 1.2 million tons last year as price-sensitive consumers switch to local staples, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-09-05/floods-washed-away-more-that-25-of-nigeria-s-rice-harvest

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Blue3k(m): 2:16am On Sep 08
Lol 2020 is an interesting year, 1/4 of rice production is washed away. These little events along with news of Nigeria importing grain put Nigeria's Argo sufficiency into question. I think its safe to say the agriculturual policies have failed and the government should admit like they did the subsidies.

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Vixlot: 2:18am On Sep 08
We shall overcome

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Vixlot: 2:18am On Sep 08
Blue3k:
Lol 2020 is an interesting year, 1/4 of rice production is washed away. These little events along with news of Nigeria importing grain put Nigeria's Argo sufficiency into question. I think its safe to say the agriculturual policies have failed and the government should admit like they did the subsidies.
What does natural occurrence has to do with failure?

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Achuwa1(m): 2:19am On Sep 08
This government & it's leader are bad luck to our generation.

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Blue3k(m): 2:31am On Sep 08
Vixlot:

What does natural occurrence has to do with failure?

The floods were just the kill shot. They never reached self sufficiency before the floods.

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Susu888(m): 4:40am On Sep 08
Honestly , i wish to have been born in the 1940's.... I would've lived nd already be dead in the grave by now.
It doesn't seem like this year will get any better infact it jst keeps getting worse.
As if judgement day is jst round the corner! A famine is coming nd god knows we ain't ready.

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by cjudy(m): 6:53am On Sep 08
grin
And Una say make we no chop foreign rice.

The poor should brace up, bag of Rice will be 100k before December. If you have money now, go and buy oooo.

This people don't want to help us.
Go to government House, you will not see local rice. They don't eat local rice there ooo, only the poor do.

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Guyman02: 6:53am On Sep 08
FG wants to use floods as a cover for its ungrounded assertion that Nigeria is now self sufficient in rice production leading to closure of the border and ban on rice importation.

The reality is that many of these farmers in the North collected a lot of money from CBN under the Anchor Borrowers Scheme for Rice production and over here in the North many don't like repaying Govt loans as it is seen as share of the national cake for all, it means the farmers can now declare Force Majeure (Act of God beyond human control) and the loans will be classified as 'bad debt'

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by elantraceey(f): 6:53am On Sep 08
Another excuse for hike in price of rice before the year ends. It is well.







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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Racoon(m): 6:54am On Sep 08
Nigeria has long attained self sufficiency in rice production even causing collapse of the Thailand Rice pyramids according to Audu Ogbeh.Now they will hide behind the flooding disaster make excuse for their lies & failure.

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Timekeeper: 6:54am On Sep 08
Is that why 1 derica of foreign rice 500?

I Thought they banned foreign rice

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Openbusiness: 6:54am On Sep 08
shocked
Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by inoki247: 6:54am On Sep 08
We can finally see something to blame when flood no dey sef na 23k b local rice shey Flood too affect the price den

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Slawormir: 6:54am On Sep 08
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Uyi168(m): 6:55am On Sep 08
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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Kriss216: 6:55am On Sep 08
Na so Nigeria things dey always be. Nothing dey always work well for this country. This APC carry too much bad luck come. cry cry

That's why we're rejecting them in Edo.

Edo no be Lagos!

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Openbusiness: 6:55am On Sep 08
Timekeeper:
Is that why 1 derica of foreign rice 500?

I Thought they banned foreign rice
Even the local one is expensive and full of stones sad. They should give us foreign rice abeg

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by cjudy(m): 6:56am On Sep 08
Susu888:
Honestly , i wish to have been born in the 1940's.... I would've lived nd already be dead in the grave by now.
It doesn't seem like this year will get any better infact it jst keeps getting worse.
As if judgement day is jst round the corner! A famine is coming nd god knows we ain't ready.
Buhari for still rule you in 1980s na, so you will witness the same issue.

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by heykims(m): 6:56am On Sep 08
....and we complain of no rainfall in the South West
Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Thankgod2020: 6:56am On Sep 08
smiley... I just hope tht price of rice doesn't increase.

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by abkrgumel(m): 6:57am On Sep 08
cry we are expecting 5000KG (100 Sack). But we end up with less than 300kg (5 sack)
Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Timekeeper: 6:58am On Sep 08
Openbusiness:
Even the local one is expensive and full of stones sad. They should give us foreign rice abeg

Too expensive
Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by farem: 6:58am On Sep 08
Susu888:
Honestly , i wish to have been born in the 1940's.... I would've lived nd already be dead in the grave by now.
It doesn't seem like this year will get any better infact it jst keeps getting worse.
As if judgement day is jst round the corner! A famine is coming nd god knows we ain't ready.

At least the ww2 or Biafran war would have killed and saved you the stress you now find yourself
Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Openbusiness: 6:58am On Sep 08
Vixlot:

What does natural occurrence has to do with failure?
The flooding is NOT a "natural occurrence". Is it not caused by overflowing dams? Dams that people built?
Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by dalass(f): 6:58am On Sep 08
It won't affect the price of polished or local rice anyways undecided
Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by 4tomandchi: 6:58am On Sep 08
They should better ease the restrictions on rice importation to ease the sufferings on Nigerians. A state of emergency on rice should be declared immediately.

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by Judolisco(m): 6:59am On Sep 08
Dis buhari government has blamed everything... Middlemen, Coronavirus, he has called Nigerian youths lazy, he said Nigeria medical doctors are not good enough to treat his family... now weather sad he won't ease restrictions on rice importation trust me

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Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by hakym619(m): 6:59am On Sep 08
We should start importing back rice ASAP
Re: Floods Washed Away More Than 25% Of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest by dalass(f): 6:59am On Sep 08
4tomandchi:
They should better ease the restrictions on rice importation to ease the sufferings on Nigerians. A state of emergency on rice should be declared immediately.

Exactly

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