Rosemary’s journey from IFAD Agrihub beneficiary to Agronomist and Mentor
A beneficiary of the IFAD Agrihub project, Rosemary Adeoti, a graduate of Economics, recently shared her experience as a trainee at the Oyo Agrihub located in Awe, Oyo state, Nigeria, where she received comprehensive training in screen house and open-field vegetable production, as well as biogas production, poultry, goat farming, and garri processing.
“The hub exposed me to agriculture in all its beauty and opportunities”, she said. “I learnt about environmental and climate change issues. The fact that I applied for my first job as an Agronomist and got the highest mark amidst other candidates who actually did a five-year course in their universities was evidence of the depth of the training.”
Adeoti first got a job as an agronomist with Farmsquare, an Agricultural e-commerce enterprise, and later started SR Farms, an Agribusiness that specialises in vegetable, cassava and catfish production.
As part of her efforts to contribute to the agricultural sector and encourage more young people to participate in agriculture, she leads an initiative that provides agribusiness training to youths and facilitates access to farm inputs to enhance productivity and profitability for farmers engaged in both crop production and aquaculture. Through this initiative, she aims to bridge the knowledge gap and empower young individuals with the necessary skills and resources to thrive in the agricultural industry.