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The secret of success lies in hard work and initiative, Says exemplary farmer

An exemplary farmer in Forto-Sawa sub-zone, Gash-Barka region, Mr. Woldemichael Gebremeskel, says that the secret of success lies in hard work and initiative.

Forto-Sawa, 7 April 2011 – An exemplary farmer in Forto-Sawa sub-zone, Gash-Barka region, Mr. Woldemichael Gebremeskel, says that the secret of success lies in hard work and initiative.

The ex-taxi driver who is presently engaged in fruits and vegetables farming in Forto-Sawa sub-zone said that he started getting engaged in his current activities through renting 5 hectares of farm plots in 1997. Mr. Woldemichael further indicated that his standard of living has dramatically improved since then.  He explained that the agricultural land in Forto-Sawa is fertile and can yield harvest three times a year.

Currently, the farmer has planted taff, sorghum, maize and pepper over 150 hectares, and that he is expecting good harvest, especially taff. He also commended the support he has secured from the Ministry of Agriculture.

Reports indicated that the exemplary farmer has created job opportunities for a total 150 fellow citizens.

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