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An Engineer to be a Farmer

An Engineer to be a Farmer

Mr. Ahmed Husssen, aged 35, lives in Dewachefaworeda, Oromo Nationality Administration zone. He is married and has 7 children. He was an irrigation engineer, but now a farmer. What do you think?

He used to be an employed by Government of his locality, Oromo Nationality Zone as irrigation Engineer. However, he had no any interest for he had had no enough money to lead his live though he believes on serving his community on his profession. He had chosen to leave his government office job and he planned to return office while he would have enough capital. His reason to be a farmer, “while I was attending farmers ceremonial programs, most of them were awarded as a model but they were not the real one, and I decided to be a real model farmer for the rest of and to grow Ethiopia in farming by using my professional knowledge”, he said. 
ORDA’s Growth for the Future: Enhancing market system for improved sustainable livelihood project has been implementing in Dewachefaworeda with 25.7 million birr secured from Sweden International Development Agency implementing through consortium by farm Africa, Mercy corpsa and ORDA. The project has built a community pond with a solar pumper technology in cost sharing base (80 % of the cost by project) with farmers.

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Engineer and farmer Ahmed has 1.5 hectare land, and now he is growing Banana, teff, cheek pea, coffee and mung bean. In his first year farming, he earned Birr 20,000 from Teff crop and Birr 54,000 from cheek pea crop sale.

He has planned to use the community pond to irrigate his vegetation at dry season and bring more wealth in his yard. We do not know where is his destination, but we can sure he will be a food secured. Have a nice journey in your farming!

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