15 year-old rural JHS pupils go into agribusiness

A group of Junior High School pupils averaging 15 years of age have progressed from being mere farmhands to becoming farm owners earning reasonable returns from their farms.

This young lads, from the Ejura-Sekyedumase District attribute their bold moves to the former District Chief executive of the area; Hon. Mather Bruckner who benefited from a business incubator programme (AGRA funding EcoSib).

Mr Frederick Acquah, a World Bank consultant has called for investments into these young farms to enable them produce and process large volumes of high quality maize in the fertile Ejura-Sekyedumase area for nationwide marketing.

Many believe the amount of money spent importing maize into the country could be saved if the underutilized lands are farmed.

The young farmers say their venture is channeled into education and expansion of their enterprises as well as value addition. They also intend to organize and mentor their peers in agribusiness and offer extension services to their parent farmers.

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