Tomato Farmers Lose N200m To Heavy Wind In Badagry

Tomato farmers in Dadi Louis community, an island in Iworo, Olorunda Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Badagry division of Lagos State, on Wednesday said they lost over N200m to strong wind that affected their farms between March and June, this year.

Mr Tiamiyu Afeez, Chairman, Itesiwaju Cooperative Multipurpose Society, the farmers’ co-operative society, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry.

Afeez said they had been producing tomatoes on the Island for over 20 years,planting on more than 35 acres of land.

“We always plant tomatoes in two seasons, that is from March to June is first season and from July, August and September is another season in a year.