Herdsmen attacks and climate change has been named as factors that will seriously threaten Nigeria’s food security, according to a farmer, Mr. Adolphus Ogbonna.
Mr. Adolphos warned that in the near future food security may come under serious threat because due to these factors.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Friday, Ogbonna said the future of agriculture was not looking good, due to recurring attacks on farmers in many parts of the country.
Farmers in Africa’s most populous nation are currently contending with an onslaught of bloody attacks by herdsmen, forcing many farmers to avoid going to their farms to stay alive.
Ogbonna said the problems of farmers had also been compounded by issues relating to climate change, stressing that the development called for government’s immediate attention.
He argued that government must tackle herdsmen invasions head-long and also evolve scientific methods in doing agriculture and handling the problem of climate change.
The crop farmer said that farmers in the country must embrace year-round irrigation farming to stay in business and provide food for the teeming populace.
“Most Nigerian farmers cultivate their farms, based on the weather but when there is drought everything is affected.