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Farmers: the generation gap

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Nigeria is one of the richest countries in Africa but farmers there are anxious about the future.

Michael Jaiyeola is a yam farmer in the village of Alabata. Although he is modestly successful, he doesn’t think the future of farming is bright. Start-up costs are high and there's little government support.

He told reporter Eniwoke Ibagere why he believes the younger generation will leave the land behind and head for the cities.

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05/12/2005

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