Kebbeh Dolo, a 21-year-old youth farmer in the Nyanta Community, which is located 50 kilometer from Gbarnga the Capital City of the County, is a vegetable farmer engaged with the production of bitter balls (garden eggs) and hot pepper. Speaking during an engagement with field staff, Kebbeh pointed out that she joined the cocoa programme of Solidaridad with a specific objective. “I want to plant a crop that will continue to give me money to support my children in school” Kebbeh said.
According to Kebbeh, vegetable farmers in the community have to do fresh brushing every season because the crop died out after harvest. “Cocoa is a long term money making crop. This is why I am working hard to benefit from the Solidaridad programme”, she noted.
The youth farmer said she was working hard to make sure the programme of Solidaridad benefit her family. “Some farmers received 450 seedlings but I worked hard to prepare my field to get more, and I received 697 seedlings this year, and I am preparing to get more next year”.
Kebbeh planted the required food crops on her farm for temporary shade for her cocoa and she is preparing for the next planting season. According to the young female farmer who is a mother of three young children, the alternative livelihood has already started paying off. “We ate the first harvest of maize because it was not sufficient. I want to process the second harvest to have seeds to replant the next season. I will also sell some of the seeds to other farmers”. Kebbeh concluded.