Floods Put More Pressure on Nigeria's Food Supply

Devastating floods has seen the country lose more than two million tons of rice, a quarter of the projected harvest. This has sparked concerns that the current food insuffiency could worsen and lead to the increase in the cost of basic foodstuffs. Nigeria imports billions of dollars of rice and wheat annually and is currently working on becoming self-sufficient to cut expenditure. Jigawa State communities have been hardest hit by the floods, with at least 40 deaths and the loss of rice crops.

 

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