Young Man Found in a Farm
I expected to see an old man, weathered by time and stress. I was surprised to meet a lively young man with a warm smile. Adeniyi Adenuga is not your typical farmer.
“Before going for my national youth service, I did a three-month course in aquaculture. When I returned from service I started my first fish pond.”
Why didn’t you look for a job like most graduates? “My first degree is in Agriculture and Animal Production, so I wanted to put my training to use. More importantly, I believe there is a huge gap in agriculture that can be filled by young people like myself.”
Beyond several fish ponds, I produce hatchlings, process the fish and raise livestock like goats and chickens. I also train other young people to start their own farms. A few of my friends are now farmers who I have helped start up. I have also travelled to different conferences talking about youth in agriculture. My motto is ‘Do Agric; it pays.’”
In Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Adeniyi Adenuga is reviving agriculture among young Nigerians. Find out more about his green revival and the efforts of other change-makers on “Naija Diamonds” every Saturdays at 20:30 CAT (19:30 WAT) only on EbonyLife TV DStv channel 165.
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