Baldwin Mazango: Digging Zimbabwe’s future wealth from the ground

Baldwin Mazango: Digging Zimbabwe's future wealth from the ground

Baldwin Mazango who holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Midlands State University is passionately  influencing youth to add value to Zimbabwe’s economy through farming.

After Midlands, Mazango decided to put his all into farming. He markets his crops after harvest and some are left for consumption. One can say he’s still in the marketing profession.

He is not just a farmer, or a marketer, but also an employer of labor. At one point, Mazango brought more workers from around his community to work and make ends meet.

He farms potato and other crops in a vast land. Mazango acquired the hectares of land from his family lineage. The family is consistently working together with additional hands on deck to cultivate the crops. For him, everyone working together on the farmland is family.

“We are now proud owners of a greenhouse where we grow red and yellow pepper as well as tomatoes.

“We are into serious horticulture with plans to introduce blueberries, granadillas, and strawberries for the export market. Just like tobacco, we also want to be counted as some of the country’s forex earners.

“…We are also into cereals production; we have realised that the future is in horticulture,” the young man said.

He added that:

“If horticulturists get necessary funding and support, I can tell you that Zimbabwe will be on the right track…”

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.
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