Showing posts with label youth farming for a living. Show all posts
Showing posts with label youth farming for a living. Show all posts

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Youth in farming: 11 Ways to Turn Holiday Seasons into your Most Profitable Times

bananas (matooke), chicken, rice, peas, vegetables - Christmas food
Many people save up to buy lots of food, gifts and clothes during the holiday seasons. The holiday seasons are such as: Christmas holidays, Easter season, Muslim holy days (Idd Mubarak, Idd Aduha), Uganda Martyrs day. These are some of the most celebrated days in Uganda.

These should be the days, for a youth in farming, that should be the most profitable seasons. Why? Because, people are happy and they are in super high gear of buying lots of food or agricultural produce. They have saved the money to buy the best food for themselves and their families. Often people are looking for the biggest turkey, duck, chicken or biggest bunch of bananas that they can find.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Low Quality Farming Materials affecting Youth Farmers and their Solutions

Low quality tools, seeds and farming methods are affecting farmers' yields alot more today especially in Uganda. For instance, the Daily Monitor reports that there are a lot of fake seedlings and diseased plant seedlings being sold on the market today.

Friday, August 26, 2011

10 Ways A Youth can use ICTs to Boost his or her Agricultural Business

As a young farmer, your agricultural business should be much better than that of your parents. You should be producing more than they did, earning more, employing more people on your farm, and thinking beyond using a hoe to till the land!

Your parents lived much of their productive lives in the 20th century without much access to the knowledge and tools available to the youth today. They lived during a troubled period while today is more stable and calm for agricultural production.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Youth Earning a Living through Agriculture

I have been privileged to travel through Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya not on holiday working with different non-profit organizations working to promote the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) among the youth.

Organizations worthy of mentioning include ALIN-EA, Tanzania Telecentre network (a network of local telecenters sharing knowledge and experiences on improving their rural communities using ICTs) and a number of other here in Uganda. All of these organizations are keen on empowering the youth with ICT knowledge and tools to improve their well-being.

This blog is therefore an opportunity to highlight the numerous experiences that the youth who are especially engaged in farming are using ICTs to promote their own living standards and those of their families.