The bumper harvest of onion recorded in Sokoto this year is translating into an income boom for its farmers in the state. Many of the farmers could not hide their happiness over what one of them described as a rewarding development.
“This year‘s harvest is favourable and rewarding to onion growers. The weather was conducive while many youth went into onion farming thereby flooding the market with the produce.
And despite the rise in production this year, there is no glut because onion is an export commodity and now the demand is high,” disclosed the Chairman Sokoto Onion Merchants Association, Alhaji Murtala Bawa Mai Albasa.