Dulu thanked FAO officials
for the support and urged the UN food agency to extend support
to the needy adding that he does not need support anymore from
any development partner.
"The government and development partners need to conduct
correct mapping and direct support to the youths to help change
their lives as majority are currently jobless," he added.
The farmer suggested that the government initiates an
institute in every county in Kenya to offer agriculture-based
courses to the youth.
Dulu, who relies on two employees, has been pumping water
using a pump from River Tana to irrigate his six and half acres
He said that of all his produce, maize fetches good money as
buyers prefer green maize as opposed to dry maize.
He noted that his farming is however faced with challenges
such as invasion by Fall Armyworm (FAW), an insect that destroys
crop, crickets, birds and hippopotamus.
Dulu who is expecting to harvest his two acres of water melon
before the end of February is planning to register as a Masters
student for Business Administration course in September with the
proceeds from the sale.
"My ultimate goal is to acquire the highest level of
education from the money that I earn from farming," he added.
The father of two children said that he does not regret
taking agriculture seriously since the activity has enabled him
avail food and provide the basics to his young family and offer
support to his aging mother.
Food insecurity across Coast due to reliance on rainfed