Slaying on the farm – success story of a young woman farmer – Abach Eunice Sarah
Meet Abach Eunice Sarah a budding agripreneur from Tororo, Uganda who is slaying both on farm and off farm and smiling to the bank, here is her story.
HOW IT STARTED
I was scared at first to start farming. I was worried of mostly losses and how I would manage farming. But I had one thing that gave me hope and that was mostly the inspiring posts I read on @The Farmers Guide Uganda page. I had to wake up, made research on which crops I can deal in, I preferred cabbages and tomatoes, the reason I decided to specialise in the two crops is that they don’t necessarily need large chunks of land to start. So I started with my nursery beds. But before I would proceed with anything, I would consult The Farmers Guide Uganda agronomists and team and they encouraged me so much and helped me control the farm challenges especially pests and diseases
The first cabbage bed I planted dried out. I went to my garden and really lost hope. But I thought and I said to myself, ” I started this, I have to finish this”. And something special I learnt from cabbages is that it doesn’t need too much water because they rot and dry out.
Labour was also quite expensive for me in the start and other inputs, but so far so good.
√I have learnt a lot about farming of cabbages and tomatoes
√The youth in my village are inspired by my work.
√I have been able to create job opportunities to some people in the village (that’s really important to me)
I plan to set up big farms and train more youth and to introduce good quality seeds for farmers.
Never get scared to begin because once you begin, you start enjoying with time, never give up
Don’t wait for big chunks of land to come or much capital, you can start with the little you have and keep growing
Well, we have nothing much to add but say we are proud of Sarah and hundreds of youth we have impacted to start up farm ventures or improve on their farms. We wish Sarah the best in her farming ventures.
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