Farmers in Kaduna State decries loss of large hectares of arable land to desertification, river bank erosion.
Written by News Room on July 24, 2021
Local farmers in Kaduna State have decried the loss of large hectares of agricultural land annually to desertification and river bank erosion.
One of the farmers at Sayin Lemo, along Zaria-Kaduna express way, Mallam Danladi, told Newsmen that most of their lands have given way to desertification and river bank erosion, adding that the problem was increasing every day, making them losing hope in farming.
He Stressed that every year large hectares of agricultural farm a gone due to flood and other natural disaster.
Danladi pointed that the volume and speed of erosion that cover their farmland always wash away half of what they usually planted during the raining season and explained that initially they didn’t know anything like desertification and erosion due to lack of support and advice from experts.
According to the local farmers in Kaduna, Mohammed Tasiu Ishaq and those along Kangimi Dam who were visited during a tour by African climate reporters explained that every year, large hectares of their agricultural land are washed away by river bank erosion and desertification.
Another farmer, Sani Musa residing at one of the 6 villages behind Kangimi Dam, Kaduna, also lamented how their farmlands in the area are being threatened as the water that passes always, wash away half of the crops they planted.