By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ifeanyi Omenogor
Glory Chioma Nwafor hails from Aniocha South LGA. She is the CEO of Chioma Farms. She is an SSCE holder; she enrolled into the 2018/2019 YAGEP cycle wherein she was trained and given farm support in Cassava Production. With the support, she progressed from subsistence farming to commercial farming. She shares her story after four years.
“YAGEP boosted my farm. Before I enrolled into YAGEP, I was a mere cassava farmer practising subsistence farming, but today I have become a commercial farmer. I now sell cassava with lorry. I thank Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for this life changing-opportunity.
“YAGEP introduced me to best practices in crop farming. I applied it and I am now financially comfortable. I have been lifted out of poverty. I have trained four persons in my farm and I have two trainees at the moment. I pay six casual employees who work for me as the need arises.
“I have diversified into maize and yam farming in addition to cassava farming. From the proceeds of my business, I bought five acres of land to expand my farm; I bought a motorcycle and I sponsor myself in the university, because I am currently an undergraduate. I am a happy person.”