Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Nigeria to lose 11 percent productivity to climate change in 2 years – Reports

Source: Daily Trust, 25th June 2018, by Abbas Jimoh

Abbas Jimoh reported, "Debilitating climate change could make Nigeria’s economic productivity to decrease by 11 percent in two years, two new reports have revealed. (...) 
“A shortening of the rainy season means a fewer opportunities for planting, and the lack of storage facilities have resulted in post-harvest losses to up to 40 per cent.
Climate change could decrease Nigeria's economic productivity by up to 11 percent by 2020, and up to 30 per cent by 2050. Agricultural productivity is projected to decline by 10 to 25 per cent by 2080, and by 50 percent in some northern regions. (...)"

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