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meet Abraham: farmer of the year

25th September 2015 by Sophie

So far, over 400 graduates like Abraham have been successfully trained in modern farming techniques at the graze school of farming in Kabubbu, Uganda.

meet Abraham: farmer of the year

go and grow some cabbages

One of the challenges we’ve faced at the graze school of farming is that people in Kabubbu just don’t want to farm. Farming is seen as a low status activity for women, and the perceived norm is that you just end up with poor or failed crops. In fact, "go and grow some cabbages" was a well-known local insult - until recently!

We’ve already seen a change in attitudes, purely from the success of students like Abraham. Classes are now 50:50 male to female and have a long waiting list of farmers who want to join.

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By Sophie, graze blogger.

Sophie is our London-based blogger, queen of content and all things writing at graze HQ! She loves working with the taste expert team to bring their recipes out into the world.

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