For our #BellaNaijaWCW feature this week, we celebrate Etimbuk Imuk, an agropreneur and consultant who’s helping people build sustainable agriculture business.
She’s the founder of Eti Farms Global, which encourages healthy eating through the cultivation, processing, packaging and sales of edible mushrooms.
She’s also the co-founder of Agroinnovation Business Hub. The agro consultancy business, founded in 2018, has trained more than 5000 people directly and indirectly on sustainable farming techniques in the snail, vegetables, plantain, and mushroom production.
Etimbuk decided to start her oyster mushroom farming business after the experienced, first hand, the healing power of the vegetable.
She had been battling asthma all her life and the meds had little or no effect on her. One day, her doctor recommended that she tried mushrooms. Although, mushrooms weren’t readily available, she and her family decided to grow their own and she included it in every meal she had. It turned her life around. Now she wants everyone to know of the benefits of mushrooms.
Armed with a bachelors degree in Soil Science from the University of Calabar, Etimbuk decided to start Eti Farms Global in 2019 and the business has grown in leaps and bounds since then.
She doesn’t just want to sell a product, Etimbuk says she wants to let people know the benefits of eating healthy. While she understands that their are poisonous variations of mushrooms, she wants people to know that their are also some with health benefits.
In 2019, Etimbuk won the ELOY Foundation Award for Enterprise and SME100 Nigeria Award (Agriculture Category). She was named in Leading Ladies Africa’s 100 Most Inspiring Women in. Nigeria list.
We celebrate Etimbuk for being an inspiration in entrepreneurship and for promoting healthy eating and we’re rooting for her.