Cucumber Farming: How Aniefon Asuquo is exploring Agriculture in Akwa Ibom State

Cucumber Farming: How Aniefon Asuquo is exploring Agriculture in Akwa Ibom State

Cucumber farming is an agribusiness venture that brings profit. Aniefon Asuquo is a young lady who has not shied away from getting her hands dirty with farm work in an era where many young people are obsessed with white-collar jobs. Aniefon is an indigene of Ikot Anwana Asanga Usung in Ukpom clan, Ikono Local government area of Akwa Ibom State, she is a graduate of Health Education from the University of Uyo.

Aniefon is a passionate cucumber farmer. According to her, she loves eating fresh cucumbers so when the idea of farming came to her, cultivating cucumber was on her mind. So she ventured into Cucumber farming with the intention of planting purely organic cucumbers. She shared the idea with a friend who was also passionate about cucumber farming and they decided to partner together to start a cucumber farm. Since then she has been planting cucumbers.

Cucumber is widely consumed all over the world due to its health benefits. This global vegetable is wonderful in the fight against cancer, treatment for diabetes, skin irritations, bad breath and can be used to rehydrate the body and regain one’s self from dryness. It is rich in Vitamin A, B1, B6 and D. If you want to make money from farming, then cucumber farming is worth considering.

Aniefon says her highpoint as a cucumber farmer has been being able to expand on a larger scale than when she first started. For her, it is the passion for farming that drives her and makes her seek for ways to improve and get the work done.

She started with a capital of N50,000 for investment in the business and has made profits far above the capital.

Aniefon doesn’t do all the work herself because cucumber production is quite laborious hence she engages people to work with her on the farm. She wants the government to help out with the provision of viable seeds at subsidized prices. She also calls for assistance in the area of provision of irrigation system for dry season farming.

Aniefon advises anyone venturing into cucumber farming to be mindful of the fact that cucumber production is a lucrative business with a ready market for it, and also such persons should get connected with other cucumber farmers to build synergy and have a support system. She admonishes them to get the right knowledge and guidance to succeed.

For prospective agripreneurs in Akwa Ibom, cultivating cucumbers and other crops that people travel up North to buy will help reduce the prices of these farm produce and boost the economy of the state.

So let the story of Aniefon motivate you to venture into Cucumber Farming today

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