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Failing dam threatens hundreds of rice farmers in Kwara

The Duku-Lade Dam in August, before it overflowed two months later. Photo by Caleb Ojewale
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The Duku-Lade irrigation scheme that serves farmlands cultivated by an estimated 2,000 smallholder farmers, in and around Lade community in Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State is failing. The problem is not with flooded farms as may be expected, but the opposite. The Dam collapsed on the opposite side of channels where water should…

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