A 74-calendar year-old farmer in the Kintampo North Municipality, Wuniba Ubondo, has underscored the great importance of farming as a one most powerful organization to assurance foodstuff safety.
The farmer, for about 50 yrs, has devoted himself to tilling the land from which he presents the desires of his family, including what he skipped, as a youngster — education and learning.
Wuniba bargains any assert that farming is unprofitable in Ghana.
“Anybody who statements that farming is not lucrative does not know what they are talking about.”
Age, they say, is just a quantity and for Wuniba’s engagement on the farm, the figure poses no challenge but paybacks as he recalls his achievements.
“I have achieved a whole lot from the farm. I have crafted a dwelling in Kintampo and Mpaso village out of the farm proceeds. I also consume contemporary foodstuff from my farm with out buying,” he stated.
In the past, when mothers and fathers ended up compelled to deliver their kids to university, Wuniba’s father retained them in the bush from dawn to dusk to stop them from going to faculty.
According to the 74-calendar year-outdated, however his father denied him the prospect for official education and learning, he would not permit that to shatter his hopes as he observed pleasant solace in farming.
The farmer said he will remain committed to the farm each and every day, for the rest of his daily life, but, believes he would have turn out to be a wonderful person had he been educated.
He is thus decided not to permit his children to undergo the fate of losing out on schooling he has, by means of farming, noticed them by way of up to the tertiary amount. That, for him, is more than enough verify farming is profitable.
“I have invested in the education of my young children from what I acquired on the farm.”
He indicated that the eldest between his children has finished teaching faculty although two many others have accomplished Senior Superior Faculty.
“There are 4 other young kinds also that I’m taking treatment of their instruction with gain from the farm,” he noted.
The 74-year-previous farmer harvests about 4,000 tubers of yam together with other crops just about every calendar year and has in no way purchased foods outside for the loved ones because there is normally sufficient from his farm.
“I harvest about 4 thousand tubers of yam. There is yet another Farm at Asimakodaa, which is 10 acres of land and 5 acres just by the roadside close to the mountainside. I go there when I’m not able to get right here early, for loved ones use.
I am expecting about ¢20,000 when I harvest,” Wuniba claimed.
The farmer is of the check out that anyone warrants an prospect to make a decision a occupation route so he will not force his kids to undertaking into farming even however his small children do support him on the farm on weekends.
“I won’t inquire them to join me on the farming. It is claimed that “one small business is never ever business”, so as they are from various walks of existence, I will assist them though I continue to keep mine.
At least we can usually help each and every other in terms of wrestle. Now they are educated, the government should really supply them work to do,” he voiced.
Weak roads stay a challenge to Wuniba and his colleagues in the spot as the character of the street helps prevent them from transporting their farm deliver to industry facilities on time.
Until finally these problems are tackled, they will proceed to put up with write-up-harvest losses.