A young graduate and female farmer in Ghana is in the news with her great exploit in the farming business.
She has through passion and perseverance unraveled the joy and lucrativeness of the farming industry.
Amidst huge challenges of land acquisition and other logistical difficulties, Ms. Pearl Duah has described it as a job pursuit worth its sort.
She has therefore called on the youth across the length and breadth of every community in Ghana and elsewhere to embrace the profession as noble and financially profitable.
Narrating her story to the media, the 24 -year old agribusiness graduate explained that undeterred by any negative notion, she has been able to put under cultivation a 30- acre maize plantation,4 acres of beans and 2 acres of pepper.
“Indeed, am expecting a better yield this season to justify my investment and the warmth associated with the business”, Pearl expressed with pride
As agribusiness graduate, she is troubled about the actual consequence in the agricultural sector, given the huge opportunities and it is therefore imperative to note that, we could only achieve that by working together in tackling the challenges associated with it.
According to her, feeding the global population should be of major concern to us all despite its numerous setbacks. The world population is expected to grow by 10 billion in 2050 and the people of today need to be feed with safe and nutritious food.
she never thought of being a farmer, but upon further engagement with farmers, during her national service at Cocobod, she developed the passion for it, and she decided to own one for a living.
It is against this backdrop that she is eager to be the face for young female farmers in the globe, saying the voice of young female farmers ought to be heard in all the important platforms within the agriculture space.
Her farms are located at Afrisere, a farming community in the Asante Akyem North District in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
Her dream is to change the face of traditional farming practices for postmodern agricultural practices. So this year, she went in for a new variety of maize to plant, and she is optimistic about reaping more maize to feed the country. More importantly, value addition should be of great importance to the country and actors within the agriculture space.
Farming should be seen as a business for the next generation, hence her passionate appeal to stakeholders in the industry to come out with comprehensive policies that would inure to the benefit of the next generation by feeding the world population in 2050.