Photo by Herman Emmanuel/Xinhua) George Reuben Sanga feels a thrill as he strolls through his 120 square meter greenhouse at Makongo Juu in Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. The agricultural area of Sanga covering half a hectare is greenish throughout the year, rain or shine, as it engages in a demonstration for irrigated farming, fishing and poultry.
“Farming is wealth. If you want to make money, you have to invest in agriculture because every human being needs food. Unlike running a clothing store where your customers are limited “said Sanga, 35.
“I decided to take up farming after completing training on irrigated farming and fish farming in the Dodoma region when I realized that farming was indeed the right answer to the unemployment faced by most young people in the country,” he said.
The young farmer, who is also growing chilli on his four-hectare demonstration farm and another four-hectare papaya farm in Mkuranga district in the coastal region with one of his trainees, said he shared his agricultural knowledge with young people who visit his farm from different parts of the country.
“I train them on how to plant various crops. I train them on how to use high quality seeds. I train them on the right seasons to plant various crops, including tomatoes,” Sanga said.
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