Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation empowers the youth, provides agricultural seedlings for planting


The program is designed to Provide agricultural seedlings to youths and corporate organizations who are interested in farming but lacks the start up resources.

Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation
Abia – The Ugwueke farm owned by Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation was yesterday beseeched by youths
who came to participate in the ongoing ‘Community seedling
Program’ sponsored by Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation.

As part of the Foundation’s vision in contributing to the eradication of hunger and poverty in communities, the coordinator of the program, Mr Chidiebere Osuagwu told the participants who were in batches, that  the Foundation has  embarked on creation of agricultural internships that would provide career-related work experiences for interested participants mainly the youths.

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He explained that the Foundation is willing to make sure that food which is a primary necessity of  life is made available and affordable in many communities in Abia and beyond.

He also said that previous empowerment programmes the Foundation undertook yielded mind-boggling results, hence the encouragement to continue more empowerments.

Giving reasons why the participants were not trained before the seeds were ready, Osuagwu said it was the intention of the Foundation to synergize the internship and the sharing of the seedlings together because of time.

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“We want to give you the already germinated seeds and teach you how best to go about it. We feel that through this, you won’t be discouraged in embracing agriculture. We have had experiences were some youths lose patience in waiting for the processes in farming. That is why we prepared the millions of seedlings ourselves and now we are set to give them out to you,” he noted.

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Further speaking, he said, “this training  is in batches and it is targeted to help the Foundation create many good farmers that could expand beyond what the Foundation is providing for you.

” We have worked with different Agricultural scientists to bring out the best from the genetic diversity of Nigerian seeds. And we are hopeful that in no distant time, many families will produce what they need, while also exporting others,” he stated.

Credit: Orjiuzorkalufoundation.org


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