Farming is one of the most despised occupations by the youths today. The improvident youths are more obsessed with trendy jobs like working in banks, law firms, hospitals and other places.
Little do they know that at the end of the day all these people mentioned will need food. Secondly, farmers are the richest people around town. For a farmer to raise 10 billion is just a walk over. If you think am joking then you don’t read or listen to news.
A lone tourist, who was passing through the suburbs on the way to town by car, unfortunately experienced mechanical problems with the automobile. The car stalled and the tourist parked the car by the side of the road and waited for help.
Not much later, a farmer happened to pass by with a truck full of farm animals. The farmer offered the tourist a lift to town and proceeded to explain that he was bringing his farm animals to the town market, where they would be auctioned off to the highest bidders. You and I should be sure that after auctioning the animals and getting the money the farmer used it to buy 23 acres of UBC land.
For your information, am not talking about a subsistence farmer in this case; am referring to a commercial farmer. Subsistence farmers are farmers who produce the food they need to survive on a daily basis. They are farmers who raise enough food for themselves and their families. The food is not intended to be sold in a market. Such farmers cannot afford to buy such prime land.
Members of parliament sometimes need to be lenient to farmers because they do great services to all of us. At least they should not be grilled like chicken Livestock farming alone feeds billions of people and employs 1.3 billion people.
This means that about 1 in 5 people on Earth work in some aspect of the livestock farming. The world population will jump from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050. Farmers will need to double food production by then to keep pace.
I like this country for one thing,; everything is possible. That’s why during the Global fund probe. It was discovered that a certain car would consume petrol on its way to Pakwach and consume diesel on its way back. Justice Ogoola must have been amused by the way officials were trying to respond to his questions.