Best Projects 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category click HERE
Modern Visions for Development of Agricultural Production
Explain your project in details:
The main objective: to provide the necessary agricultural products throughout the year at low price and high quality which achieves high sales. Activities: 1- Establishing 10 protected houses for growing the most needed vegetables in the Yemeni food basket (cucumbers, tomatoes, legumes, ) throughout the year. 2 - The establishment 4 protected houses to grow the agricultural seedlings of different plants to provide for the rest of the farmers throughout the year. 3-Constructing a modern irrigation network to ensure that water is provided with the correct quantities for irrigation, so it can be saving water. 4 - Work on marketing products in modern ways to ensure the spread of products in the largest possible geographical area. This project will make use of the natural resources available through the establishment of 14 protected houses for growing vegetables, which are important and consumed daily, by using modern ways in order to ensure the increase of outputs with savings and reduction of inputs, as well ensuring the availability of these products throughout the year and keep the price low to make it easier for the poor to buy, unlike what is currently the case since these products are seasonal, poor quality, high price and poor people can not afford it , so this project got many advantages of our modern agricultural vision: - Savings in production cost by 35-50% - Increase production and financial returns. - Controlling in the using of water and nutrients which saved 60% of the water used in traditional agriculture. - Decrease in the need for labor by about 50%. - The possibility of developing a precise program of production, which facilitates the pre-marketing and marketing processes.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
This project directly supports SDGs, as it relates to the main objective (Zero Hunger) because it provides high quality products with low prices so that poor people can buy on a daily . It also directly serves the goal of conserving and sustaining water resources because it follows a modern irrigation system In the amount of water used for irrigation process, as well as the preservation of the soil and protect it from damage due to the excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides. This project also supports the development objectives indirectly through: Contributing to the sustainability and growth of the local economy, so it can establishment of manufacturing industries based on the products of this project, such as the manufacture of Tomatoes sauce, and also provide multiple employment opportunities, and this project can be implemented in multiple places, to get the community development. The success of this project depends on an advanced system of monitoring and evaluation, the project will follow the continuous monitoring system for all stages of agricultural operations and productivity in order to reach the planned quantity of production and provide products in the market in a balanced manner.
Sustainability and future plans
We have a plan for future development by investing the financial revenues to establish modern farms in different areas. We also plan to establish industries based on the products of this project over the next three years, and we are currently providing technical advice to the rest of the farmers in different regions of Yemen.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I was born on October 12, 1987 (31 years old), Currently I'm studying for MBA "Impact of crisis management on small projects " in the University of Science and Technology.I have worked in a number of businesses in Yemen and have held business deals in China, Malaysia and Indonesia. I have participated in a number of international events such as( Future of Economic Development in Egypt and the Middle East Conference in 2014 at the American University in Cairo, also safirlab program in Paris France 2016), I have a passion for business, productivity and community service, where I established a non-profit organization "YOUTH FOR HOMELAND" that aims to serve the community during the year 2014 and achieved tangible success with projects amounting to one million dollars during the period 2014-2017 with partnership with INGOs. I have established also this project "Modern Visions for Development of Agricultural Production" in cooperation with agricultural engineers specialized in modern agricultural operations and we have obtained all official licenses to start work. I have the motivation to see investment opportunities despite the current conditions in Yemen, as I believe that productive business is the key to sustainability and development.