Farmers start planting for 2019 rainy season in Jigawa

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Farmers in Jigawa state, North-West Nigeria say they have started planting seeds for the 2019/2020 cropping season because of the onset of the rainy season.

The farmers  made this known on Friday in Dutse.

Mr. Sule Abu of Limawa Ward of Dutse, said that he had already planted millet on his farm and the seeds had started to germinate .

He said that majority of farmers across the state had already planted seeds as a result of predictions by the National Meteorological Agency (NEMA) that rainfall would stop early this year.

Hajiya Hadiza Abubakar, female farmer in Cheichei village in Ringim Local Government said that she had also planted beans and maize on her farm.

Hadiza said that with steady rainfall, she was expecting 50 to 70 bags of beans from her farms this year.