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It’s been almost 3 months since I started working in Agriculture. It’s been an awesome experience but not without its challenges. I’ve had to make a lot of changes to my life style and my perception of certain things. It is definitely not as rosy as what I’m used to but I’m truly thankful for this opportunity.

As part of what I do I have to visit farms. The pictures below is from a visit to a rice farm in Ise. It was a long trip and it was the first time I ever got on a canoe. Pretty amazing stuff.

That’s me with my kit on and ready to go. In the background are some of the building being constructed by the project.

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That’s the team about to cross the river

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We all took turns in paddling….

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Finally on the farm….

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A picture of the finished product from some of the farms…

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Being in the Agriculture sector has its challenges but the opportunities significantly outweighs any challenge.

In conclusion although the next-gen African farmer will be technologically savvy they must be willing to use traditional methods when the needs arises. The next-gen African farmer must be adaptable and flexible.

I would like to know your thoughts about working in the sector.

Thank you for taking time out to read this post and sharing your comment.

 

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9 thoughts on “The Journey so Far…

  1. You have an awesome mind and great will! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I have a question:
    Can you give examples of which traditional methods should be used in farming and in conjunction with which modern methods? (I am fairly clueless on this topic πŸ™‚ )

    • Hi Tebogo…thanks for your kind words. As far as my knowledge goes, there is no hard and fast rule as to which method or combination of methods must be used. What has to be considered when choosing a method are crop type or livestock to be reared, climate, environmental impact, financial resources at your disposal, cost, market(customer taste/demand), access to the required technology, access to extension services, depth of knowledge to mention a few. When all these factors have been carefully considered, then you can decide which method will be used. If you have a specific crop or livestock in mind, I could assist you with the decision making process. Hope this helps.

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