Lamin Sanyang, a native of West Coast Region village of Bullock is making great
success in his engagement in commercial cashew farming with a business
enterprise that he name as ML Business Venture.
The uprising young entrepreneur was motivated to venture into cashew farming after returning from the first edition of Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia’s Entrepreneurship Leadership Information and Technology (ELIT) National Youth Summer Camp in 2016, during which he expanded his father’s cashew farm as a fulltime business.
He was inspired by Sang Mendy, CEO of Faith Poultry, and a GYINer, who was invited as motivational speaker at the third Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bulock Kapongha Youth Development Association, where he is currently serving as the treasurer, to start poultry production.
He used the proceeds from the cashew business to build a poultry house and bought fifty (50) broiler birds, which he started early this month.
Sanyang, who is also an alumni of GYIN Gambia’s Youth Mentorship Program 2017-2018 on Enterprise Management, intends to be the leading and the most reliable egg and chicken producer in his community and beyond. He revealed that he gained income after selling his cashew products and also improves his living condition.
“Young people across the country should be encouraged to engage in cashew farming to gain income to improve their lives,” he said.
Stressing out his challenges, he decried the high cost of poultry production which includes feed, medication, feeders as well as drinkers. “Sometimes, I process local feed for myself using smoke fish,” he said.
He appealed for support from the government, the private sector, NGOs, philanthropists, donors and companies to expand his commercial farm.