Hydroponics: Experts outline do’s and don’ts

The road to starting a hydroponics farming business has many twists and turns, and farmers often make many mistakes along the way. During day two of KPR Conference and Trading’s hydroponics conference hosted in KwaZulu-Natal, experts unpacked the do’s and don’ts of hydroponic farming.

Senior project manager for KwaZulu-Natal’s Agribusiness Development Agency, Mustaq Hoosen, told attendees starting off a hydroponics project required baby steps, patience, and a huge financial investment.

The conference was hosted at the Golden Horse Casino Hotel in Pietermaritzburg with the theme “Hydroponics farming the way forward for sustainability and food security for profitability 2023”.

Cost-benefit analysis is key
“[An] important part before starting this operation is [a] cost-benefit analysis. Understand what your market wants and take it from there,” Hoosen said.

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