Saving farmers from fertilizer drought, pests attack

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n Ezza South/Ikwo federal constituency, Ebonyi state, Agriculture is the life wire of the people, they depend solely on it for survival.

The people cultivate cassava, rice, yam, maize and other cash crops in large quantity. People from their neighbouring Cross River communities come to the constituency to buy food produced from their Agricultural activities in large quantities.

The people cultivate cassava, rice, yam, maize and other cash crops in large quantity. People from their neighbouring Cross River communities come to the constituency to buy food produced from their Agricultural activities in large quantities.

But lack of fertilizer to boost soil fertility for bumper harvest and pests that have been destroying their crops especially rice, since 2016 have remained their major setback with hunger and food scarcity as its attendant effect.

The soil where they cultivate crops is fast losing nutrients and that is their only strength and most of them who are financially challenged, find it difficult to produce enough for their families, also for commercial purposes. Hunger became a big problem in their communities.

A retired Senior Police Officer from Amudo community in Ezza South local government area, Prince Egbeoma Oregbe confirmed the level of hunger in his community.

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