Why the situation in Nigeria is called tomato Armageddon? Find out now.
In Nigeria people like to eat tomatoes and cook various sauces with them. So, tomato farming is a lucrative business in this country. However, this year is a struggle for such farm owners.
Nigeria’s tomato Armageddon
In the past tomato farming brought high level of income for the farm owners. Some even said that tomatoes are the new oil for Nigeria. However, this year the country experiences something called “tomato Armageddon”.
In the north people say that such a bad situation has not taken place in Nigeria for over 35 years. There is much buzz about the fuel scarcity in the country, but it is time to talk of tomato scarcity! People have hard time buying their favorite veggies on the market and even restaurant owners have problem getting supplies for their kitchens!
That is a real trouble, as in Nigeria most local cuisine dishes include this ingredient. Due to tomato scarcity the prices rapidly go up. In some regions tomatoes undergo processing with pesticides and people become afraid to eat them. They deem them being unsafe for their health.
Considering all this the tomato festival that involves fights and squishing them right on the streets seem to be such a waist of excellent food!