–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene:
INNOCENT ADEGE, a graduate of Business Education, enrolled into the Delta State Youth Agricultural and Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2015/2016 Cycle. He was trained and established in fish production in YAGEP Farm Cluster located at Owa-Alero. After two years as a fish farmer, he converted his fish ponds into a piggery pen. He shares his experience.
“I have 50 pigs currently. I have 25 piggery pens. I have diversified to crop production; I cultivate yam, plantain, cassava, and maize. I started life with YAGEP, got married from the proceeds, and bought a vehicle for transportation business and a motor bike for mobility.
“I feed my three children and wife, pay house rent and children’s school fees from the proceeds from my farm. I have two staff on my payroll. I give kudos to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for all he has done for youths.”