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Farmers lament losses, experts warn of food shortage



Daily Trust (Abuja)

The COVID-19 outbreak is already taking its toll on all sectors of the economy, including agriculture, with the pandemic inflicting damages worth millions to farmers and agro-processors across the country.

Experts are already raising fear that if urgent measures are not taken to protect farmers, the country may experience severe food shortages.

Leading this call is the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which has warned that nations must evolve measures to mitigate hunger associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Marco Cantillo, FAO's Deputy Director, Agriculture Development Economics Division, in a statement issued in Abuja, warned that agriculture activities will be greatly affected because of the pandemic.

In Nigeria, frustration is already building up among farming communities as they watch their investments go down the drain with poultry and fishery subsectors being worst hit as the rainy season is just setting in.

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