Okwalinga’s perception to agriculture changed

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Okwalinga Semu, 28 of Tukum village in Kanyipa parish is one of the youths who ventured in horticulture and planted onions and egg plants.

“I was trained by SAO, I was negative about agriculture”, he said
After getting trained, Okwalinga realised that his negativity stemmed from ignorance and lack of skills. “I am empowered with knowledge and skills that nobody can take away from me”, he added

Okwalinga now plans his crops in lines, applies organic manure, fertilizers, pesticides and weeds on time. “It is exciting when I apply the skills and realise bumper harvests”, he said.

Okwalinga belongs to Kanyipa Youth Vegetable Growers Association. From his first harvest, he bought two pigs which he would like to breed. He can afford basic necessities as well as school fees and scholastic materials for his siblings.

Although challenges like drought sometimes affect his enterprise, Okwalinga has resolved not to give up. He would like to become and big and successful farmer.

Okwalinga Semu

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