A 24 years old Senior High School graduate from Kukuruamoa, a farming community in the Tain District of the Bono Region, Mr. Collins Adjei, has ventured into farming, since, according to him, it has the tendency of ensuring his success.
Mr. Agyei, who went into barbering after his Senior High education due to financial difficulties to further his education at the tertiary level, said:” I have now doing farming as a business to serve as security for my economic survival and development.”
At the moment, Collins Adjei has eight acres of inter crop farming, made up of cashew and maize, and two acres of land under preparation for cultivating tomatoes and pepper.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Lawyer Charity Akua Foriwaa Dwommoh, paid him a visit and was impressed with the decision the young man had taken.
The DCE gave the assurance that the District Directorate of Agriculture would be monitoring him from time to time, and support him with the needed resources to make him succeed, and to also serve as encouragement to other youth in the district.
The DCE appealed to the youth to take agriculture as a business to serve as security for their economic survival and development.
She mentioned the Planting for Food and Jobs, Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD), and District Chamber of Agriculture Commerce and Technology (DCACT) as measures put in place by the government to encourage the youth into agriculture.
“Getting more youth into farming would not only assure them of sustainable income and improved livelihoods, but help the nation to achieve food security,” she added.