Wednesday, January 26

Tag: Farmers

3 dead as Truck crushes protesting farmers in Haryana
KENYA TODAY

3 dead as Truck crushes protesting farmers in Haryana

A terrible vehicle accident took place near the India’s capital Delhi today. A speeding truck ran over a divider resulting in the death of three women near the farmers' protest site at Delhi- Haryana border.  The women were reportedly sitting on the divider, waiting for an auto-rickshaw when the truck hit them.  The driver of the truck ran away from the accident scene, police said.   Those were protesting women farmers demanding repeal of Farm Laws. Two women farmers died on the spot and another female farmer died after being taken to hospital.  Farmers have been protesting in Tikri area of Haryana for the last 11 months. The incident took place on the Delhi-Haryana border near Tikri.  According to sources, the women were sitting on a divi...
Farmers cry out, say insecurity, lack of rainfall affecting crops
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Farmers cry out, say insecurity, lack of rainfall affecting crops

Cross section of local farmers in Northern Nigeria have expressed fear over having bumper harvest in this year's farming season, pointing out that Climate change, insecurity and other ecological challenges have indeed affected this year’s bumper harvest, which shows clearly that there might be scarcity of other cash crops and other food items in the markets.  In a separate interviews with The Daily Vendor Newspaper correspondent, the local farmers expressed fear that most of their crops that were not yet mature in the farmland might easily spoil or get damage due to scarcity of rainfall.  Investigation has shown that many local farmers in the region who can afford, were forced to embrace irrigation system of farming to save their crops against damage.  One of the f...
Farmers in Western Kenya rejoice over market access from ventures
KENYA TODAY

Farmers in Western Kenya rejoice over market access from ventures

For 10 years now, Fred Masinde has practiced tomato and water melon farming in his farm at Pinnacle area, Kanduyi Constituency in Bungoma County. He rotates the two crops each planting season in order to reap maximum benefits. Initially, he grew maize and sugarcane but stopped after registering a string of losses, eventually deciding to settle on tomatoes and melons. “I started with selling clothes at  Bungoma market. I then ventured into farming starting with sugarcane, before I moved onto maize but stopped due to poor prices,” said Mr. Masinde. He does his farming on an acre piece of land. Over the years, Mr. Masinde, like most of the farmers in the County, has relied on customers who visit his home during harvesting to buy his farm produce, mostly at low prices. “G...
Herdsmen kill two farmers in Ekiti
Metro

Herdsmen kill two farmers in Ekiti

Herdsmen on Friday killed two farmers in Isaba Ekiti, Ikole local government area of Ekiti State. A resident of the community told journalists on Saturday the incident occurred when the farmers had a confrontation with the herdsmen in the area. He said one of the victims was a security guard with a construction firm near the community. The spokesman of the Ekiti State police command, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident. He said crisis between the farmers and herdsmen led to the death of the two victims. He added that the bodies of the dead farmers have been deposited in a morgue at the Ikole General Hospital. Abutu said: “There was a crisis between some farmers and herdsmen in the community and there were casualties. “The police operatives had been deployed to th...
35 killed in herdsmen-farmers clashes
Metro

35 killed in herdsmen-farmers clashes

Thirty-five people have been killed in fighting between semi-nomadic herders and farmers in southeastern Chad in recent days, according to a senior official. The deaths occurred in Salamat province where farmers were attacked when they encountered a roadblock, provincial secretary-general Mara Maad told AFP news agency on Wednesday. The farmer blamed local cattle herders and launched an attack on them on Monday, prompting authorities to send in troops who restored order the same day, Maad added. The “inter-community clashes have caused 35 deaths, including a soldier”, Maad said. Herders and sedentary farmers have a long and troubled history in southern Chad, where weapons exist in large numbers and violence often flares after cattle destroy crops. Previous deadly incide...
Gov. Ikpeazu pays N100,000 compensation to farmers, herdsmen for damages
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Gov. Ikpeazu pays N100,000 compensation to farmers, herdsmen for damages

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, said on Wednesday the state government paid N100, 000 each as compensation to farmers and herdsmen for damages recorded during conflicts in the state. Ikpeazu, who stated this when he featured in aq Channels TV programme, Sunrise Daily, said the move was to ensure the people gain the trust of the government and prevent them from taking laws into their hands whenever there is a misunderstanding between the farmers and herdsmen in the state. He said: “We have a strong mechanism with which we deal with the normal and usual cattle herders. We have what we call farmer/herder conflict resolution committee in the state. The executive chairmen of various local government areas, members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), ...
Farmers to be supported with interest-free loans by FG – Agric Minister
Agriculture

Farmers to be supported with interest-free loans by FG – Agric Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Sabo Nanono said on Sunday, that the Nigerian government will collaborate with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with a view to supporting farmers nationwide with interest-free loans. He made the declaration while receiving the 2020 Wet Agricultural Performance Survey, according to a statement released in Abuja by Ezeaja Ikemefuna, an information official of the ministry. “The ministry would support the farmers with agricultural inputs and zero interest loans through the Central Bank of Nigeria and other financial institutions to mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 and the recent flooding especially in Kebbi, Jigawa and Kano States,” Nanono said. The CBN in September announced it would henceforth share 50% of the loss incurred...
14 farmers killed by Boko Haram in Borno
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14 farmers killed by Boko Haram in Borno

Fighters from the Boko Haram jihadist group killed 14 farmers in restive northeast Nigeria , members of a government -backed militia said Tuesday .The sources told AFP that insurgents on Monday seized 15 farmers working on their irrigation fields in Ngwom village , 14 kilometers ( nine miles ) north of the region ’s main city Maiduguri , and cut their throats . “They slaughtered the farmers, killing 14 while one survived with a deep slash. They left him for dead ,” Babakura Kilo , a leader of the anti -jihadist group , said . The insurgents captured the farmers as they tended to their crops during the early afternoon , giving them no room to escape , said another member Ibrahim Liman who gave the same death toll . The survivor was taken to a hospital in a “life - threatening ...
Gunmen Abduct Over 40 Farmers In Zamfara
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Gunmen Abduct Over 40 Farmers In Zamfara

Gunmen, weekend, raided Gobirawan Cali community in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, kidnapping over 40 peasant farmers. A villager told the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, Hausa Service that the gunmen stormed the communities, shooting sporadically, as inhabitants ran into the bush to avoid being hit by bullets. According to the villager, “they came in a large number, entered our community and shot repeatedly, chasing people. We were running for safety. The community is now deserted. We all ran away in hundreds. They took us by surprise. At about 3.30pm, a gunman came and tried to kidnap one of our men. He was able to wrestle the gunman, slammed him on the ground and seized his AK-47 rifle. Immediately he picked the gun and threw it inside a maize farm ...
Extortion Of Enugu Farmers: The World Awaits Ugwuanyi’s Reaction
South East

Extortion Of Enugu Farmers: The World Awaits Ugwuanyi’s Reaction

Barely 24 hours after the productive Enugu Poultry farmers carried out a peaceful protest over extortion by the Enugu East chairman, Mr. Alex Ugwu, the world has patiently awaited the reaction of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. The high expectations of what action the Governor would take against the erring chairman may not be unconnected to the fact that with the present COVID-19 situation, all government including the federal government have rolled out packages in support of farmers. The action of the Council chairman to feed fat from the same farmers has should been viewed as an act of sabotage. It is further perceived in some quarters as a deliberate effort to go against the Buhari government which since inception has channeled so much resources to farming. As a Local Govern...
Osun Empowers 2,038 Maize Farmers With N329m
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Osun Empowers 2,038 Maize Farmers With N329m

As part of its efforts to revitalize the agricultural sector of Osun, the state government has provided N329 million as agricultural input based loans to maize farmers, under the Anchors Borrowers’ Programme (ABP). The programme saw the Osun State Government partner with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Unity Bank and the Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria (MFAN), to empower 2,038 maize farmers in the state. The Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Adedayo Adewole, in his address, said the event marked a new milestone in the state. He said, “There’s been a tremendous improvement in the number of beneficiaries under this programme in the past two years; but the Governor and the Ministry of Agriculture want more; N329million is a good sum though small compared to...
Farmers/Herders clash; Ebonyi sets up 9 man investigative committee
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Farmers/Herders clash; Ebonyi sets up 9 man investigative committee

The Ebonyi State Government yesterday set up a nine man committee to investigate and report back to government the remote and immediate cause of the crisis that erupted between farmers in Abakaliki Local Government Area of the state and Herders. Inugurating the committee, shortly after an enlarged emergency security meeting with security Chiefs at the cabinet office government house Abakaliki, the Secretary to the State Government Dr Kenneth Ugbala charged the committee to conduct a thorough investigation on what caused the crises between the farmers and the herdsmen. Dr. Ugbala expressed the regret that the unfortunate crisis led to the destruction of houses and urged the committee to report back to the central committee within two weeks. The SSG reminded the people of the S...
Suspected Herdsmen Kill Two Farmers in Edo Community
Terrorism

Suspected Herdsmen Kill Two Farmers in Edo Community

Suspected herdsmen have killed two farmers on Wednesday at Owan village in the Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State. The two victims were identified as One Owoh and Samuel Imonkhai. Owoh was a palm wine tapper. He was shot where he was tapping palm tree in the farm while the other victim, Samuel Imonkhai, was killed in his farm. In a ‘Save Our Soul’ message to the Edo State Government, residents of Owan, Agbanikaka, Uhiere, Odiguetie and Odighi communities all in Uhiere Ward of Ovia North East LGA of the state appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki and the security agencies to come to their rescue to end the incessant and unprovoked killings by suspected herdsmen in their communities. Speaking to journalists, the Odionwere of Owan community, Pa Ifiabor Mic...