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March 7th, 2016 / Daily Trust, Nigeria

thumb.aspxRebecca Benjamin is a dry season vegetable farmer. When it is rainy season, she returns to her regular farm in the village or takes to selling fish to augment the income of her semi-sized family resident in North Bank area of Makurdi, the capital of Benue State. During each dry season, beginning from October every year when the water of River Benue starts receding, Mrs. Benjamin hires a portion of the island under the Wurukum Bridge in Makurdi to plant spinach (green leaf) and sometimes maize with the hope of making profit at the harvest of the vegetable which usually reaches maturity in about three weeks. Read more