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Ruhia is great farmer, she worked her crop and weeded her field very nicely, and she intended to do it the second time.
Her output was quite low last year, barely making back the seed she put in the ground. She had a poor variety of seeds, and with the new variety being provided, it seems she will more than break even with a dry weather having hit her fields for 18 days in the early germination phase of the 2018 season.
She expanded to grow 2 fields this year and, and if she keeps up her performance, she will be one a suppier with eGro for many years. She is fairly young at age 40, and as with the rest of the people in these rural areas, 25 kilometers away from the nearest piece of asphalt, there is no life anywhere else for her.
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The reality of the people we work with is that they don't understand commercial farming yet.
They think we as a company will come and water their trees and harvest their fields, once we have come with the bag of seeds for them. They still think it's our crops. Either because they left their field in the first year, or because they show no effort in the maintenance of their field.
We have to tell them what to do, and when to do it.
It's hard and demanding to build a business on that, and yet we don't want to leave anyone behind. We will continue training them, and telling them what and when over and over again. Only when they begin to observe others making money, will they understand that they too can be a part of the commercialisation process.