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We are losing beans farm to climate change – Jiwa Farmers

We are losing beans farm to climate change – Jiwa Farmers

Farmers at the Jiwa community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria’s capital city have continued to recount how they are losing their beans farm to a change in weather, a condition they said was brought upon them by the climate change. The farmers who spoke to MAWA-Foundation at a …

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Climate Change reason for our low harvest – Dobi Farmers

Climate Change reason for our low harvest – Dobi Farmers

Farmers in the Dobi community of Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nigeria’s capital city have attributed their low harvest to climate change impact. Pointing out how the change in weather conditions brought by climate change is becoming a major threat to their survival. Driving into the community that is about 30 …

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We are losing means of livelihood to climate change – Kuje farmers

We are losing means of livelihood to climate change – Kuje farmers

Farmers at the Chibiri community in Kuje Area Council of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have continued to recount how they are losing their harvest which is the means of their livelihood to hotness in weather conditions that they say are being propelled by climate change. Driving into the community from Gwagwalada Area Council which is …

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We lost 65% Yam to climate change – FCT farmers

We lost 65% Yam to climate change – FCT farmers

Farmers at the Kwaita community in Kwali Area Council of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria’s capital city have continued to recount how they lost over 65% of their yam harvest to excessive heat caused by hot weather as a result of climate change. In the community that is predominantly farmers located a few kilometres from …

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Climate change making us poorer - FCT community farmers

Climate change making us poorer – FCT community farmers

Farmers in the Yaba community in Abaji Area Council of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria’s capital city are recounting how climate change is impacting them and pushing them into hunger and poverty. Driving from Abaji Area Council Secretariat to the Yaba community is about 47 kilometres. From the Lokoja-Abuja highway junction close to the Kwaita …

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Climate change impact on us is huge – FCT farmers

Climate change impact on us is huge – FCT farmers

Farmers at Baragoni community in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory-FCT, the Nigerian capital, are recounting how climate change is adversely affecting them, pushing them into poverty and hunger. Driving into the Baragoni community, 15 kilometres away from Bwari’s main town, on your right where the Caritas University is located has a clear …

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MAWA establishes community climate change advocacy network

MAWA establishes community climate change advocacy network

The Media Advocacy West Africa (MAWA Foundation) has established Community Climate Change Advocacy Network across the six Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory FCT-Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. The Community Climate Change Advocacy Network which comprises Area Council environmental officials, community change agents, and journalists from each of the six Area Councils, was created as …

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Climate Change affecting Us – FCT Farmers

Climate Change affecting Us – FCT Farmers

Farmers in the Bmuko community in Bwari Area Council of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have continued to narrate how climate change is affecting them by reducing maize yield. Bmuko is about one kilometre away from the Tipper Garage, opposite Dutse Mkaranta along Bwari road, and about 18 kilometres away from Abuja city centre. On entering …

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N119.4 million Agric Min Kuje road fails months after completion

N119.4 million Agric Min Kuje road fails months after completion

The Nigeria Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in what appears corruption that has helped undermine Nigeria’s development has constructed a substandard road at the cost of N119.4 million. The project was constructing a 1.5-kilometre asphaltic road at Pasali 2 community Gaube farmland extension in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory-Abuja. The …

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Denied Farming on Their Ancestral Land The Anguish of Abuja Indigenous People

Denied Farming on Their Ancestral Land: The Anguish of Abuja Indigenous People

For over four decades, dozens of Abuja indigenous people have been in conflicts with the Federal Government and Abuja Development Authorities over land ownership, access, and control. In the conflicts, indigenous ancestral lands have been forcefully taken over by the government and its officials, denying indigenous farmers access to land, forcing them into poverty and …

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