Mr. Yemane Tsegai, an exemplary farmer, said that Kerkebet sub-zone is suitable for small-scale farming in line with the availability of extensive fertile land and water resources. Kerkebet, 11 April 2013 – Mr. Yemane Tsegai, an exemplary farmer, said that Kerkebet sub-zone is suitable for small-scale farming in line with the availability of extensive fertile land and water resources.
Mr. Yemane indicated that he used to engage in small-scale business through opening a small cafeteria following his first relocation to the locality, and that he decided to make a career shift to irrigation farming as his interest was tuned by the agricultural resources there. He further disclosed that he could make a remarkable capital after overcoming various challenges in connection with his new career, and commended the inhabitants of the area for extending support to his business.
Mr. Yemane first became owner of a small land plot, while the scope of his farm presently stands at 15 hectares, which have currently been cultivated with taff, chili, onion and tomato. Moreover, he is the one to introduce taff and chili cultivation in the locality along with his colleagues, the practice of which has been fairly adopted by the local farmers, reports indicate.
The exemplary farmer also asserted that taff can be harvested twice a year on the basis of limited water use and shorter farming period, and explained that he managed to harvest 40 quintals of such local cereal grain from 3 hectares last year.
Mr. Yemane called on fellow farmers to adhere to synergism as a strategy towards a breakthrough in agricultural ventures.