My Farm Proceeds Have Helped Me Care for My Wife, Children, Mother Adequately Well, Says YAGEPreneur Osokogwu
VINCENT OSOKOGWU has great passion for farming. He hails from Abavo in Ika South Local Government Area. He is the CEO of Fedvins Enterprise and a graduate of Biology Education from the Delta State University, Abraka. Upon graduation in 2010, he took to “okada” riding and farming till he enrolled in Green YAGEP in the 2017/2018 Cycle and was established with a buffer starter pack. Three years after, he shares his experience, having diversified into Crop Production.
“Currently, I have 15 ponds stocked with 6,000 fish. I have lost count of the number of fish cycles I have completed and I have diversified into cassava and yam farming and oil palm development. I train and a render consultancy services to other farmers.
“The proceeds from my farms have helped me to care for my wife, children and mother adequately well. I have a 150 palm oil stands which are already fruiting on a personal land I acquired from the proceeds from my fish farm. I planted additional 100 palm oil seedlings this year. I also have some brood stocks for hatchery.
“The State Government under Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is getting it right. The start-up, the monitoring and follow-up are superb. YAGEP is 90% successful. The programme should be sustained to give opportunity to youths interested in agriculture to access it.”
By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh