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6TH ZUMA HARVEST FESTIVAL HELPS RURAL FARMERS TACKLES CLIMATE CHANGE

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Daily Review: The 6th edition of the Zuma Harvest festival has held at the premises of the Kere Ahmed Broadcasting House, Maje Highpoint in Suleja, Niger State. The event which annually brings together local farmers from neighbouring communities had Helping Small Scale Farmers Withstand Climate Change through radio as its theme this year.

According to the festival director, Mallam Shuaibu Kere Ahmed, the theme was chosen due to the adverse effect climate change was having on agricultural practices and outputs with little education and information on how to counter the issues. “Climate change was adversely affecting food security, driving food inflation up amongst other factors, with better education of best practices, some of the problems can be mitigated Mallam Ahmed said.

He also added that the festival remained a successful offshoot of Zuma FM Radio and that the radio station will continue to work to bridge the gap between the communities and agricultural best practices in its regular programs to improve food security and small-scale animal husbandry.

This year’s edition brought together seasoned academics from IBB University Lapai to interact with the farmers demonstrating a practical guide on how to make organic fertilizer due to its easy accessibility and less chemical harm to soil and crops alike.  

The event this year was supported by the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Bank of Industry BoI, NIRSAL Microfinance Bank and the Kere Ahmed Foundation KAF. 

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