By Rabiu Musa
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has advised farmers to embrace insurance coverage to cushion the effect of flood and climate changes on their farms.
Dr. Dede Ekoue, the Country Director, IFAD Nigeria, gave the advice in a media chat with Journalist.
He said “Beneficiaries of IFAD projects and other farmers should adopt insurance to cushion the effects of climate change. One cannot reduce the risk to zero, hence we are talking about extending this insurance.
“You cannot stop disaster but you can prepare so that in case it hit you, you will have insurance cover and your income given back to you.
“Farmers that adopt insurance have seen the benefits. So, we continue to encourage farmers on insurance,” she said.
The organisation was reacting to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) prediction in its 2023 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP).
“We are also expecting riverine floods in those areas that are flood-prone.”