–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh:
Eze Livinus Chukwuma hails from Ukwuani Local Government Area. He is the CEO of Kiwi Farms. He enrolled into the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2020/2021 cycle as a Brown YAGEPreneur,through which he received farm inputs/support package to grow his business. Hear him.
“The support package of 350 point of lay birds and 70 bags of feeds increased my profit and grew my farm business. In spite of bird flu, I now have 700 laying birds. I harvest 7 crates of eggs daily. I have layer birdsall year round and broilers seasonally.
“I have expanded from having only two bird pens to five pens and a brooding house for day-old birds. My farm is on a rented land which I pay rent of ₦5,000.00monthly. From my profits, I acquired a 100 X 50 plot of land as my permanent site. I have one employee and a trainee.
“I am planning to get married. I have a rented apartment, furnished to my taste; I feed well and assist my family too. I am grateful to Governor Okowa for helping me grow my farm business.”