Taraba farmers jittery over lack of rainfall | Dailytrust

Taraba farmers jittery over lack of rainfall

Taraba Farmers are Jittery over the abrupt stop of rainfall.

Most part of the state, especially the Northern and central parts, have not experienced rainfall in the past three weeks.

Lack of rainfall, it was gathered, has halted farming activities with many tractors sent to farms recalled to towns and hundreds of farmers and labourers now idle.

“The land is dry, we can not plant crops or carry out any farming activities now,” a farmer said.

A farmer, Mallam Jalo Garba, told Daily Trust that lack of rainfall at this period was a dangerous signal that calls for prayers.

He said crops were approaching maturity at this point of the season last year as well as previous years.

Mallam Jalo said farming activities have stopped because of a lack of rainfall.

He said many farmers have not planted their crops, saying the development is dangerous to food security.

“90 per cent of the population are farmers and lack of rainfall has rendered farmers idle,” he said.

Many farmers were of the view that prayers for rain should be offered to seek God’s intervention.