- Farmer From Kampung Semadang
- An experienced farmer
- Also works for the government agencies
Nothing can be compared to Mr. Wallace’s passion in agriculture. Mr. Wallace has to juggle with two different jobs for his livelihood. Aside from being a farmer, he also works for the government agencies. No matter how occupied he is, he is still devoted to his banana plantation as it gives him a side income.
Located 40 minutes away from the city, Kampung Semadang is famous for its experienced farmers. Mr. Wallace plants banana keling, banana kepok, and banana tanduk. Unfortunately, moko disease does present on his banana plants. Chlorosis became apparent on the leaves of the banana trees. Stunted growth of the banana trees were observed. As this became an issue for Mr. Wallace, he decided to separate the infected leaves from the tree or soak the banana seedling with a thiram solution before planting it. Mr. Wallace uses various chemicals for his plantations, however; we hope that this practice will be reduced as we will be introduced to a sustainable way of agriculture to reduce the negative impact of chemicals to the environment. Normally, he would take the banana trunks as a compost to the soil.
Mr. Wallace believes that he does not have to worry much about finding more customers as we can do it for him through digital transformation. It is much convenient for him as we can collect the goods from his house and promote them to potential consumers. Farming creates opportunities to lift people out of poverty in developing nations. Over 60 percent of the world’s working poor work in agriculture. Mr. Wallace believes that farming will help him to get more income to sustain his life.
Little By Little, Little Becomes A lot
“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds.” ― Thomas Jefferson. We look forward to collaborating and assisting Mr. Wallace and his family in sustainable farming and marketing more of his products and attracting more potential customers for his product through Farmily. Stay tuned for more updates on his journey towards sustainability!
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