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Jonathan Wasenda: From a teacher to a farmer, first timer in Tomato production.


At Omia Agribusiness development limited,we help farmers succeed in their enterprises by supporting them with climate smart Agro inputs, free extension services ,creating market linkages for their produce and buying from them through Omia foods which is Omia Agribusiness Development limited branch that offsets farmers produce by buying directly from them.

Mr Jonathan Wasenda a teacher by profession from Abanga Sub-county,Zombo District, harvested 20 (twenty) boxes of quality tomatoes after learning about benefits of vegetable growing in one of our radio talk shows on 98.3 f.m Christ the king and contacted Omia Agribusiness for more information.

Our extension team on ground have been walking the journey of tomato growing with him (Jonathan Wasenda)through provision of climate smart Agro inputs, training on best practices in vegetable growing, technical and extensional support services.

The bountiful harvest.

According to Jonathan, he faced challenges of balancing teaching and farming, unfavorable climatic conditions, pests and diseases which he overcame by hiring workers, watering the tomatoes, spraying against diseases and clearing the bushes harboring pests like rats.

Through market linkages, Mr Jonathan now sells tomatoes in the neighboring Districts of Nebbi and Pakwach and locally where Market vendors buy from home and in Paidha market.

In the next planting season, Jonathan plans to invest in cabbage production since he has been empowered in vegetable growing and in the next five years, he hopes to be a model farmer in Zombo District and Westnile at large.

Empowering farmers in agricultural production is very crucial in improving food security and introducing them to climate smart agricultural practices is sustainable in improving crop yields and improving their resistance to diseases and unfavorable climatic conditions.



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