The Agricultural learners are cultivating vegetables on a quarter of the 1ha of land available because we do not have a tractor and plough or irrigation to utilise the full hectare.
If each of the 20 learners has their own hydroponics structure it would have the following benefits:
- Give the learner ownership and accountability
- Save water
- No longer required to purchase expensive machinery like a tractor and plough
- Save costs in expanding the irrigation system and drilling another borehole
Cost per hydroponic unit: R5000
20 learners x R5000 = R100 000