• They might have inherited the land identified for farming only, or
• They might have inherited the business from the elders, or
• They might have believed that the agrifood business is profitable
We started with the 1st Generation of farmers some 30 years ago.
Many of those farmers have gotten too old to work and some have
departed on a different journey. Most of the 2nd Generation farmers
we work with now, have some basic formal education. But many of
their children have gone to universities and done better.
We encourage these young people to contribute their expertise in
their parents’ farm work. We have a young engineer graduate and he
has helped design the irrigation system for his father’s farm and those
of the neighbors.
We have another who is a polymer science expert and she tirelessly try
to explain to the father the mechanics of actions of how pesticides
work. There is another farmer’s daughter who is now designing a
Mobile Application to monitor the impacts of climate change on the
farms and how the weather conditions affect the pests’ life cycle and
their infestation behavior.
The future generation of farmers will be better farmers. And while we
share our field experiences with them, we will bring in their new
technology and ideas into practical applications to the farmers in this