Raising the Standard of Community Farmers Higher
Mans’ quest to find the meanings to our world has led us to many disciplines which are believed to give us understanding of our world and such disciplines as; Agriculture, philosophy, literature, Religion, Art, music, History and languages has contributed immensely to this assentation. Knowledge of these records of human experience gives us the ordeal to feel a sense of connection to those who have come before us, as well as to our contemporaries.
Ever since creation, the instinct or trait of our source of creation is believed to be part and parcel of us which make us creators. Society being known is dynamic no matter how remote it is in location. As man continues to drive himself on to conquer his environment, he has resorted in many ways of fast tracking things to work in his favor. As the pace of dynamism is found in various communities, it is identified that some communities are able to change its ways of doing things faster whiles others are very slow or may never wish for change.
Change, as an experience of society has brought a number of school of thoughts which have propounded various detail knowledge on ‘why’ and ‘how’ societies change. Such theories as evolutionary theories are based on the assumption that societies gradually change from simple beginnings into even more complex forms. Early sociologists beginning with Auguste Comte believed that human societies evolve in a uni-linear way- that is in one line of development. According to them social change meant progress toward something better. They saw change as positive and beneficial. To them the evolutionary process implied that societies would necessarily reach new and higher levels of civilization. From the perspective of various theories, the question “why” has not really been dealt with. Most of the communities don’t know the “why” for change and therefore prefer to stick to the old traditional ways of doing things.
My four years of studies in integrated Business Studies (Optional- Management Studies) has given me a broad scope of understanding in the field of human and their environment. I have gained much knowledge of the practical field which was also part my studies. My school runs a third trimester program and that is; we are given the opportunity to dwell with the various hinterlands and communities for eight weeks (8 weeks in each third trimester for 2 years) whereby we serve as a guide which is through participation in solving their various problems. It was so amazing to me that many hinterland dwellers have not experience the change which is supposed to take effect in human’s life. As Society is governed by norms and traditions which are normally coded to give a standard way of life to its people, such norms and traditions have so much influence on the individuals governed and in many ways, make it difficult for people to accept change.
Poverty has became a canker in this communities whiles there are abundance of resources at their disposal.
These years of studying remote communities’ members and their lifestyle in various things have given me the in-depth knowledge into the dynamism of the societies in the African context which can be the pivot for generalization to the rest of the worlds’ communities.
Who have said that poverty can not be alleviated?
Who have said, poor communities can not embrace change?
We stand for change, change which is evident, proof and satisfied.