Floods have washed away at least two million tons of rice in Nigeria, the second-largest importer of the grain. According to the estimates by a farmers’ association, this is more than 25% of the previously projected national output of 8 million tons. At least 450,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) were destroyed in Kebbi, the country’s main rice-growing state, according to Mohammed Sahabi, the state chairman of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RFAN. Planters had targeted a 2.5 million ton […]

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