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Climate Change worsens life for Cocoa farmers

Climate Change worsens life for Cocoa farmers

Cocoa farmers in Osun State, South-west Nigeria, are recounting how climate change is resulting in poor harvests, making them lose income and pushing them into unimaginable poverty. In a focused group discussion of five farmers led by Mr. Olu Abayomi, the farmers told MAWA-Foundation that Climate change is adversely impacting on them. In their narratives, …

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Ebonyi Indigenous people languish over Airport construction

Ebonyi Indigenous people languish over Airport construction

Three years after, the indigenous people of the Onuachi Umuezeoka community in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi state are still languishing over the forceful takeover of their lands and demolition of their homes by the state over the construction of an airport by the state government. About 25 indigenous people who spoke to …

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Subsidy removal hits women farmers, threatens food security

Subsidy removal hits women farmers, threatens food security

Women farmers are worst hit as a result of fuel subsidy removal by the Nigerian government under the supervision of Mr. Bola Tinubu, the Nigerian president. According to them, the action exposes women farmers to poverty and threatens food security. An official of the Small-scale Women Farmers Organization in Nigeria (SWOFON), who spoke to the …

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Abuja farmers losing Yam harvest to Climate Change

How Climate Change Impacts Farmers in FCT Communities

A commissioned report by MAWA-Foundation with support from MEEDAN to examine the impact of climate change in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria’s capital city, with an estimated 3,067,500 populations and covers 7,620 kilometres of landmass, has found how rural farmers are losing their yam produce to climate change. A situation that is making them …

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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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Climate change reduces Banana production,

Climate change reduces Banana production, affects child education in FCT community

Small-scale farmers at the Bmuko Community in Bwari Area Council of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have continued to lament how climate change is affecting Banana production and impacting their children’s education. Mr. Liberty Oseni, the Coordinator of MAWA Foundation, under the organization’s “Community Voice Project” led a team of journalists and researchers to the …

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Exposed: How Edo state govt diverting farmers loan using Sterling Bank

MAWA Foundation has uncovered how the Edo State Government is diverting Agric Loans given to farmers using Sterling Bank. Under the deal, the Edo State government instructed Sterling Bank to restrict bank account of the farmers who benefited from the Agric Loan while the government is withdrawing the money without the farmers’ knowledge and approval. …

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Special Report How Farmers Lost Farmlands to Herders Crisis

Special Report : How Farmers Lost Farmlands to Herders Crisis

As the crisis among Herders and Farmers increasingly becomes unabated, farmers are losing lives, which has forced many of them to abandon their farmlands, losing crops and revenues. MAWA FOUNDATION in this Special Report examined the impact of Herder’s crisis on the farmers and its implication on food security. In this Special Report, MAWA interviewed …

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