عضو الشبكة العالمية للمزارعين الصبر كوكو from Nigeria recently was the worthy recipient of The Cornell Alliance for Science Farmer of the Year award. Congratulations, Patience!


الصبر كوكو: 2018 Farmer of the Year

يناير 3, 2019 – By Joan Conrow

After building a successful career in Nigerias fashion industry, Patience Koku found herself disillusioned, unfulfilled. So she turned instead to farming.

Though Koku has found it far more satisfying to produce food than purses and shoes, shes also encountered significant challenges, ranging from weeds, insect pests and erratic weather to outmoded agricultural policies that inhibit access to mechanization and good seeds.

Koku responded to these roadblocks with the same entrepreneurial approach that helped her excel in fashion persistence, a commitment to success and a willingness to try new things. كنتيجة ل, her Replenish Farms has become a model for good agricultural practices. Now shes traveled the world for calling for greater access to innovation, خصوصا في الدول النامية…

قراءة المزيد:https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2019/01/patience-koku-2018-farmer-year/



التحالف كورنيل للعلوم – كانون الثاني 2, 2019

الصبر كوكو, 2018 Alliance for Science Farmer of the Year, discusses how she uses her entrepreneurial skills on the farm, and talks about the value of adopting GMO crops in Nigeria.

حلقة الوصل:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7T09ymZrb4#action=share