Over 25% of Nigeria’s rice harvests destroyed by floods

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Due to the recent floods in Nigeria, farmers in the northern region of the African country have lost more than two million tons of rice, a quarter of the nation’s projected harvest.

Despite the heavy loss, the most populous country in Africa is so far upholding a year-long ban on rice imports to curb smuggling and boost local production.

Nigeria’s biggest rice producing state, Kebbi, had predicted 2.5 million tons this year. However, heavy September rains washed away two million tons.