HEDA Launches ‘My Farmer My Hero’ Project

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From: Bamidele Fashube, Abuja

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) in partnership with Oxfam has launched an agricultural project to showcase typical experience of farmers in the country.

The competition which will involve a short video production tagged “My Farmer My Hero”.

According to the organisers, the contest is open nationwide to agriculture enthusiasts and creative minds who may be interested in the project.

“Have you ever wondered how much farmers make monthly? How they survive when they have high mortality rate of animals, what they do when they have poor harvest? How they cope with stress on a daily basis without breaking down?…

“Applications are open for the 2nd HEDA-Oxfam online challenge tagged “My Farmer My Hero”. #MFMH is a nationwide activity inviting creative minds and agriculture enthusiasts to raise awareness on the real-life experiences (their benefits to the society and the economy at large, their challenges and people’s perception) of farmers in Nigeria.”

It stated further that, “the top ideas will win exciting prizes including laptop, tablet, a phone, cash prizes up to N500,000, feature in Food Farm News and become the next HEDA-Oxfam ambassador.”

To compete, contestants should be a Nigerian, must be between the age range of 15 – 30 years, your HERO must be a small-scale farmer.

Other eligibility criteria includes being passionate about food security, must have an established social media presence with an active following, must be able to produce a short fantastic quality video content that will go viral.

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