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Nigeria: Wheat farmers lament poor yields amid price crash

Published May 7, 2023

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Wheat farmers in Kano State have decried poor yield amidst the high cost of production and crash in the price of the commodity.

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Reports have indicated that the price of the commodity has dropped compared to what was obtainable in the last few weeks. An investigation by Daily Trust on Sunday indicated that 100kg bag of wheat which sold for N47,000 some weeks ago is now selling for N33,000 to N35,000. According to a wheat farmer in Garun, Malam Alhaji Usman Baffa, farmers noted that despite massive participation in wheat production this year, there has been an issue related to drop in yields, adding that up to about 50 per cent drop in yield was recorded this year in most of the wheat producing areas. Surprisingly, he said despite the drop in yields, there is every tendency of experiencing glut in most of the markets as wheat grain currently flooded most of the major grain markets in the state at a very low price. “Many people participated in this year’s wheat production without having the necessary skills to do so and that was why they recorded poor yield. It is unfortunate to see a wheat farmer harvesting ...
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