Can snake tomato ease Nigeria shortages?
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Can snake tomato ease Nigeria shortages?

Nigeria is experiencing an agricultural crisis, with the Tuta Absoluta pest devastating the country's tomato crop, causing prices to soar.

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

They may have found an answer in a little-known vegetable - the cucumerina, or snake tomato.

  • 23 Jun 2016
  • From the section Africa