An organic farmer in Nigeria, Mrs Olusola Sowemimo, has advised youths to embrace the numerous opportunities in agriculture.
Sowemimo, Founder, Ope Farms, gave the advice in an interview with Journalists on the sideline of the 2019 AgriTech Lab expo in Lagos.
She urged young people to be interested in agriculture as the opportunities in agribusiness were viable.
According to her, there is the need for youths to have the knowledge required so as to be successful in agribusiness.
”Youths can leverage the numerous opportunities in the agriculture value chain which include content creation, processing, packaging, marketing, among others.
”There are areas of being producer, retailer, exporter, farm auditor, soil expert, among others; these will help them reap the benefits in the ecosystem,” she said.
Sowemiwo also said that youths should show passion for agriculture, be patient and persistent, so as to succeed in the business.
”Young persons showing interest in agribusiness must have strong will-power not to give up. You must be creative and innovative.
”Do more research and ask farmers who know more about agribusiness. You must be able to market what you produce.
”You need to set standards in order to make it in agriculture, set your goals and pursue everything good that aligns with your vision,” she added.
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