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How farm proceeds helps in caring for my family - YAGEPreneur Osokogwu ~ Truth Reporters

By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh

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.”

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