Farmers urged to embrace insurance to mitigate hazards

The Lagos Agro Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support (APPEALS Project) has appealed to farmers to embrace insurance to help mitigate effects of climate change and other natural disasters.
The State Project Coordinator, Lagos APPEALS, Mrs Oluranti Sagoe-Oviebo, made the plea during an Agricultural Insurance and Risk Management Forum for Farmers at the Johnson Agiri Complex, Oko-Oba, Agege.
The forum was facilitated by the Lagos APPEALS Project for farmers to enhance their productivity.
According to Sagoe-Oviebo, one of the focus of the APPEALS project is to enhance productivity, ensuring that farmers can sustain what they are doing to help improve livelihood.
“However, we are aware that there are issues, even as a human being, you should insure your life. For your businesses, insurance is key but unfortunately we have discovered that overtime, a lot of farmers shy away from it.
“This is the time for us to know the importance more with the climate change right now.
“Climate change is something that is affecting our farmers in a very bad way but if the farms are insured, it help to mitigate or minimise their loss,” she said…………..TO CONTINUE RAEDING CLICK ON

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