Photo by Herman Emmanuel/Xinhua) George Reuben Sanga feels a thrill of pleasure as he walks around his 120 square meters greenhouse at Makongo Juu in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam. Sanga's farming area covering half a hectare is greenish throughout the year, come rain, come shine, as he engages in a demonstration for irrigation farming, fisheries, and poultry.
"Agriculture is wealth. If one wants to make money, one should invest in agriculture because every human being needs food. Unlike running a clothing shop where your customers are limited," 35-year-old Sanga said.
"I decided to practice farming after I had undergone training on irrigation farming and fish farming in Dodoma region when I realized that agriculture is indeed the right answer to unemployment facing most youth in the country," he said.
The young farmer, who also grows chili on his four-hectare demonstration farm and another four-hectare pawpaw farm in Mkuranga district in the coast region with one of his trainee farmers, said he shares his farming knowledge with the youth who visit his farm from different parts of the country.
"I train them on how to plant various crops. I train them on the use of high-quality seeds. I train them on good seasons for planting various crops, including tomatoes," said Sanga.
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