- A 26-year-old graduate has managed to procure a 50-acre farm that he runs in Ghana
- According to the gentleman, whose enterprise is called Opia Ventures, his interest in agriculture started in school
- When he was studying horticulture, the young man was able to produce both peppers and tomatoes on the same plant
Opia, a 26-year-old graduate from the University of Ghana, Legon, runs his own 50-acre farm that is located at Kade in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
In an interview with a rising YouTuber named Charles Antwi, Opia recounted how his passion for agriculture started, indicating that he began right in senior high school.
After high school, the passionate young man went on to study horticulture at Ghana's Premier University where he emerged as the best student because of his creativity.
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According to Opia, he really impressed his tutors when they were given a practical assignment and he was able to produce both tomatoes and peppesr on the same plant.
After attaining his academic qualification, the 26-year-old started his own farm and employed his creativity to ensure that he got higher yields and faster harvest periods organically.
"The way I do my things is always different. Many people on other farms close to mine always think I am mad or something."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported on more varsity students who are shaking the world up. Two graduates from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have collaborated with three other students from the University of Ngoourdri in Cameroon to come up with a social media platform specifically for farmers to network and learn, hopefully growing the industry.
According to Prince Agyemang, the Lead for Product Development on the team who spoke to Briefly.co.za, the platform which works somewhat like Facebook or LinkedIn and is aptly called Agrisuites.
He further indicated that the entire team is made up of two clever students from KNUST and three other talented minds from the University of Ngoourdri in Cameroon. The group has been hugely successful in their endeavour and hopes it takes off and become popular.
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