Nigeria Faces Agricultural Emergency As Tomato Prices Soar.

Nigeria is facing an agricultural emergency. The Moth Tuta Absoluta has attacked one of the country’s staple foods, causing tomato prices to soar. 

Scientists have found a pesticide that can kill the insect that carries the disease but some farmers believe pesticides could do more harm than good. 

The BBC’s Stephanie Hegarty in Lagos has been hearing about how the “snake tomato” may be the answer:

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