What you need to know before you invest in greenhouse

There is this time-tested advice that you should only lend what you can afford to lose. The same advice applies if you are considering investing in a greenhouse. True, there is money in greenhouse farming. But it is not easy money, as the aggressive promoters of greenhouse technology would want farmers to believe.

Wednesday March 13 2013

By Andrew Ndawula Kalema

As they gain more experience, they can set up greenhouses on their farms, but still continue to source inputs and search for markets collectively. Greenhouse farming is a way farmers can cope with the challenges brought about by climatic change, and also ensure food security for the country and region.

The author is a farming journalist and a consultant .

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