How can a food security crisis be avoided in northern Nigeria?

Attacked by armed bandits, and being kidnapped or forced to pay levies before they can reach their farmlands.
Farmers in Northern Nigeria are caught between protecting their lives, and their livelihoods.
Deteriorating security in the Northwest is reducing food reserves and adding to the nation's food crisis.
It's estimated output has dropped by sixty percent.
The violence is compounding challenges caused by climate change and the coronavirus pandemic.
The UN has warned people in parts of the Northeast are also at risk of famine.

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