Smart Solutions: Hydroponic Farming In Dar Es Salaam

I have probably heard of it but never seen it,  until now... farming with no soil, well, its now in Tanzania and one lady is reaping benefits of it, Hydroponics could be the solution to many areas where there is little land for farming.  Mwamy Mlangwa walks us through her small plot... 

Mwamy Green Veggies – is managed by a dynamic woman,  Ms Mwamy Mlangwa, who left her banking career to enter farming in a full-time capacity. Ms Mlangwa is farming on a small plot and supplies lettuce to shops on a daily basis. Mwamy encouraged women to explore the possibilities of hydroponic farming because it has several advantages that include the absence of soil-borne pathogens; a safe alternative to soil disinfection; good quality crops; precision application of nutrients; no soil tillage and preparation; high total yield; and environmental safety and sustainability.
. “For an entrepreneur to succeed in a business such as hydroponics, the following are some of the things women should be aware of: proactive management; documentation of all the activities and close monitoring of the plants and equipment; fertigation (the injection of fertilisers, soil amendments and other watersoluble products into an irrigation system); production planning; proper pest control mechanisms; manpower management and use of efficient machines; and strong supervision,” she said.- SACAU (Southern African Confederations of Agricultural unions.