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This week’s episode of Talk With Funmi: Long Way to Shonga

Ijeoma Balogun

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DSC_0498Funmi talks to the displaced white Zimbabwean farmers of Shonga –

What is their life in Kwara?

How has the controversial government initiative that brought them here worked out?

What’s it like starting up again so far from home?

She tours Pete De Toit’s vast and impressive farm, investigating these and many other questions.

Watch the preview on www.talkwithfunmi.com

Talk With Funmi is showing on DSTV Africa Magic, Sundays 6pm

3 Comments

  1. omo urhobo

    March 14, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    These are the kind of things(farming) the Nigerian Government should divert their energy to but lai lai na to rig elections and look for ways to steal oil money dem dey find…..all na oil oil oil…we are such a blessed country in terms of location,labour,resources etc..

  2. Roach

    March 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    i believe the government should should use this a model instead of the small subsistence farming which we see all around the country which impoverishes both the farmer and those he is meant to sell his produce too. and is about time we ban nomadic “farming” and force those blind minds and their hungry cows to settlements…word
    Less i forget where do all the produce go to?…remember the farmer saying there was no structure for export(coupled with abysmal transportation costs)

  3. Bola #1

    March 20, 2010 at 6:04 am

    I had no idea there were displaced farmers in Kwara.

    In a nation rich with resources, we inport most of our consumer goods yet export very little. Its crazy obvious that something is wrong with the system. Instead of chanelling all the nation’s energy towards oil production, the nation should pay attention to sustainable long term initiatives in the agricultural sector.

    We’re a blessed nation- we should be constantly seeking ways to leverage our resources- human and otherwise.

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