The Nigerian rice family association in the state of Cano says that the recent flood has destroyed more than 5,000 hectares of rice farm in some local government areas of the state.
The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria in the state of Cano says that the recent flood has destroyed more than 5,000 hectares of rice farm in some local government districts of the state.
Chairman of the Board of RIFAN Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu said on Thursday at the Information Agency of Nigeria in Kano that rice farms suffered in 10 local government districts of the state.
Aliyah, who spoke through his Assistant Secretary of State Alhaji Ado Yakasai, listed the affected areas of local government as: Varava, Minzhiber, Bunker, Vudil, Gaya, Garco, Gabasava, Kabo, Rimin Gado and Agzhigi.
He said that the catastrophe that occurred in August affected most of the rice farms located in the Fadama areas, indicating that only farms located on a hill were not affected by the disaster.
He said: "Every hectare of the farm had to produce six to seven tons of goods, but with this catastrophe the production will suffer seriously.
"You know that most rice farms are located in Fadama areas, which are water intake. Therefore, when the incident happened, many farms were submerged in water. "
Aliyu said that farmers who collected loans under the program of the Borrower of the Central Bank of Nigeria lost more than $ 5 billion. The United States as a result of floods.
He said: "Each of the farmers collected fertilizers and other materials worth N210,000 as a total package of loans, while some of them even spent an additional amount in the total package of loans.
"The association has already reported an incident with the Nigerian agricultural insurance scheme, as farmers are covered by an insurance company."
He noted that the collapse of the earth dam in the local government "Bunker" aggravated the situation.
However, the chairman urged federal and state governments to come to the aid of the affected farmers because of the huge losses they incurred.
He said that no fewer than 44,800 rice farmers have used the federal government's agricultural loan as part of the anchor loan program during this rainy season.