I adopted agronomic practices taught to us under the Farmer First Programme, notably: early land preparation, timely planting and weeding, as well as improved varieties. In 2012 I planted an acre of hybrid sunflower from which I got 612 kg, compared to the 150 kg I used to get before. I sold my sunflower and got Ushs. 550,000 (five hundred and fifty thousand shillings). I topped up this amount from sunflower with Ushs. 200,000 (two hundred and ten thousand shillings), which I got after selling a cow; and I used the money to buy 1.5 acres of land. Previously I did not have enough land for production, but the situation has now changed after acquiring the land. In May 2013, I got a loan of Ushs. 50,000 (fifty thousand shillings) from our group village savings and credit association (VSLA) and I invested it in the business of buying and selling cooking oil, soap and sugar. I keep reinvesting the profit and my capital has now grown to Ushs. 500,000 (five hundred thousand shillings).Janet Akoli, Farmer and member of Orib Cing Farmer Field School group in Alebtong.