This year’s #harvest is especially vulnerable to threats to #foodsecurity that could have a knock-on effect on food prices, leading to higher inflation and a higher poverty rate (not #SDG friendly ). Here’s what we think you need to know as #foodgaurds protecting the life of food in our way. #feelfree to add additional points.

1. Drastic Climate Shifts: According to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), we have had over 300mm of rainfall in over 9 core food-producing states (#Sokoto#Kaduna, Jigawa, Bauchi, #Borno#Gombe, Zamfara, #kano, etc.), and less than 200mm in some #Southwestern states that are experiencing #drought . In these important states, flooding incidents have already been documented. If other GAP measures are followed, farmers who plant #climateresilient strains and engage in #mixedcropping or implement some form of preventative measure will likely see greater yields than those who do not. The problem is that it’s likely that the vast majority of small-scale farmers lack either the knowledge or resources to implement these sorts of safeguards. AGRIARCHE LIMITED has recognized the need to educate and inform our #farmers promptly before the season, so we have partnered with businesses that offer such services. — (An in-depth article on climate change and why it matters to us is on the way!!) There are so many activities here that we can engage in.

2. High input costs: The price of fertilizer, such as #npk and #urea , as well as other inputs, increased by more than 70%; this had an impact on farmers’ purchasing power, and further increased their need for capital (which is infrequently available), and exposed them to additional risks. This means that farmers who planted 1 hectare (ha) last year may be able to afford only 0.5 hectares (ha) if they receive no subsidies.

3. High cost of diesel-A BusinessDay report claims that in just one year, diesel prices have increased by 170 percent. Food costs keep rising, directly affecting logistics and transportation expenses. To lessen the effect of transportation on food prices, people are urged to invest in nearby factories, and farms, and grow staple foods locally. We hope that as farming knowledge and enthusiasm grow, younger people will acquire these abilities and join the ranks of farmers. However, we are still far away from that.

4. The middle-man effect: Although some people refer to it as an artificial effect, we have developed a way to deal with it, and it is now the norm. Everyone takes advantage of overpriced goods and simply quotes prices to make a profit. This market is profit-driven and takes advantage of seasonality and artificial scarcity to drive up prices. a great deal reliant on the war chest the middle man does have access to.