By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh
Christopher Esiphri is a Brown YAGEPreneur in Fish Production in the 2020/2021 cycle of the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP.) He hails from Ughelli South Local Government Area, but his farm is located at Achalla Ibusa. He is the CEO of KrissWill Integrated Services. He has an HND in Mechanical Engineering. He shares his experience how YAGEP helped him to expand his business.
“From state government’s support of 1,000 fish and 70 bags of fish feed, I now own 8,000 fish in five tarpaulin fish tanks and six earthen ponds. I have diversified to crop production, for example, yam, cassava, maize and plantain at a subsistent level which reduces the cost of feeding my family.
“Though challenging, I am working hard to survive considering the high cost of fish feed.
“I provide for my family from the proceeds. I have one employee. I also diversified into transportation and sales of vehicles. I see myself owning an automobile servicing company in the future.”