वैश्विक किसान नेटवर्क सदस्य सब्र Koku from Nigeria recently was the worthy recipient of The Cornell Alliance for Science Farmer of the Year award. बधाइयाँ, Patience!
सब्र Koku: 2018 Farmer of the Year
जन 3, 2019 – Joan Conrow द्वारा
After building a successful career in Nigeria’s 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, she’s 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. एक परिणाम के रूप में, her Replenish Farms has become a model for good agricultural practices. Now she’s traveled the world for calling for greater access to innovation, विशेष रूप से विकासशील देशों में…
विज्ञान के लिए कॉर्नेल एलायंस – जनवरी 2, 2019
सब्र Koku, 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.