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April 15th, 2019 / World Vegetable Center

B4FA Fellow Michael Ssali writes:

It is almost standard practice these days for young people to migrate to large towns in search of well-paying jobs, leaving great employment opportunities behind right in their home villages.

Many others, upon completion of their education in towns, choose to hang around there in the hope of landing successful careers. 

It is a common belief that anybody with good formal education should not live far away in rural areas, even for those holding high qualifications in agriculture.

Migadde differs 
However, Pascal Migadde, 30, holds a totally different opinion. He believes it is far more rewarding for him to be a farmer in his home village of Manja, Kisekka Sub-county, Lwengo District. 

After completing A-Level in Kampala in 2011, he hang around looking for profitable employment and doing odd jobs until he remembered that he had inherited some land from his late father on which he could carry out crop production. Read more …