This is an exciting story of a man orphaned of mother from an early age who today lives on earth.
« I was a child when I lost my mother. So I have not got the opportunity to go to school. I was following the oxen of my dad. The latter kept telling me that it is thanks to the land that he owned this herd. »
And further: « in these times I benefited from the milk of cows. One day, while I was in the bush with cattle, I thought that if my dad keeps telling that the earth is promising, it is that there is a hidden treasure. »
Purchase of beef
I made my first step in agriculture at 25. My first step field of yams allowed me to buy a beef. A stranger in the area had produced about two tons of rice on a plot around one hectare that my dad gave him.
I followed his steps to the next campaign. My first performance was of 15bags of 50kg on a plot of approximately a square (625m2). I sold 2/3 ». I added some money to buy a mill, send my son who was 7 years at school and buy a bike to him.
The following year, I was able to collect 6500,000cfa Francs to buy a motorcycle Yamaha of 450,000 at Kara and save the rest.
My father was not wrong to repeat myself that agriculture is promising
I understood that my father was not wrong to repeat that agriculture is promising. This has never ceased to be my source of motivation.
Today, I’m not complaining.
I have twenty-one dependant and I exploit almost 25 hectares on which I grow rice and further speculations such as corn, cotton, yams, sorghum and millet.
The future assured
If I have to go back, I will always choose agriculture. Only the challenges I face, is the fact that I didn’t go to school.
If I had been there, maybe I could better manage my property. But, thank God, I sent my kids to school. They are now close to me to complete everything I missed.
The eldest is already working in à local microfinance institution. I sent the cadet in the neighbouring countries, in search of knowledge of Islam.
It is now my mosque imam. Another learned to drive the tractor. I put a tractor at his disposal.
A single dream, becoming champion in agriculture
My dream is to excel in agriculture and be part of the first producers in the country and to do this, I will not stop my own modern ways to boost my performance.