Agriprenuer and host of the Ghanaian Farmer TV, Enyonam Manye, has emphatically stated that, agriculture should not be considered as the career path for only the unemployed or uneducated.
According to her, this is a mindset that needs change because thenarrative has changed.
Speaking to Eunice Toryni on e.tv Ghana’s African Women’s Voices, she said “Without education, you wouldn’t be able to calculate anything in agriculture, be it the land size, number of seeds the farmer will put in the ground, the number of times you’ll have to water the seeds are all based on calculations.”
She went on to say that even the time to weed and prune the crops are also based on calculations, “so it is impossible to say that agriculture is only reserved for the uneducated because it is not.
“Another aspect of agriculture that most people don’t know is that it the back bone of every economy. This is because it creates the most jobs and also a lot of income for people,” she indicated.
The agriprenuer also asserted that without it “we cannot feed nor make foreign exchange so people should quit undermining it.
This is why government has to liaise with the developmental partners so we can grow our agricultural industry,” she noted.
By: Gyamfuah Owusu-Ackom
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