Foundation for Young Farmers

Daily nation

By CHARLES WOKABI cwokabi@gmail.com
Posted Wednesday, February 29 2012 at 17:22

Agriculture has for a long time been the lifeblood of the Kenya’s growth engine raising about 30 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product.

As such, the industry offers a huge chance for both seasoned, and budding investors who are willing to ditch the traditional misconceptions that farming is just a dirty and unprofitable venture for the rural folks.

The young Kenyans featured here are good illustrations of this fact, and act as the latest reminder that the agriculture industry can hand you great success.

However, like any other business venture, making it in agriculture requires massive research and planning before betting your hard earned millions on it.

Fortunately, in Kenya today, there many firms at the helm spearheading research and advisory services in the industry. Among them is the government’s Kenya Agricultural Research Institute. Financial institutions willing to fund such ventures…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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