Most farmers in Bauchi state depend on rain to water their crops. Muhammadu Shehu wants to change that. His farm is designed to regularly water his crops using well/river water, allowing for year round growing, and a higher yield per acre. To accomplish this he will hire youth to train and work on his farm to help manage the additional crops he will have, work with them to become sellers at the market and harvest his new crops which we hope to include potatoes and pistachios.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Most farms in Bauchi state rely on the rain to water their crops- which means that the yields per acre are severely limited, and the growing season is limited to the rainy season, leaving fields lying fallow the rest of the year. Youth also have a lack of jobs in the area and often have to take to begging. This project will look to make crops more affordable, offer more nutrition and offer jobs to the youth!
How will this project solve this problem?
Muhammadu Shehu's farm has found an answer to this problem- by using regular watering of his fields via irrigation, he is able to have three more harvest a year, and his harvest are bigger. This project aims to let him expand his irrigation system, and spread it to other farms. By hiring youth he will showcase to the community their potential for change within the community
Potential Long Term Impact
Develop independent profit-generating businesses that serve as models for growth in surrounding communities. Project beneficiaries fill voids in the local economy while improving their families' health, education and financial stability. Previous leaders have sent their brothers, sisters and children to school, helped invest in new businesses within the community, offered new services to community members such as the disabled, establishing infrastructure for the future growth of Nigeria.
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,000
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,000 . The original project funding goal was $5,230.
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