Tapiwa J Mugabe



OWN THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION
“Each country has its own ruling class. In capitalist countries, the rulers own the means of production and employ workers. The capitalist class is also called the bourgeoisie. Means of production are what it takes to produce goods. Raw materials, satellite networks, machinery, farms, ships and factories are examples. Workers own nothing but their ability to sell their labour for a wage”. – Karl Marx (1818-1883)

During the time of Karl Marx, there was a clear distinction between the “haves” and the “have-not”. The haves controlled the means of production and the have nots provided labour resulting in a wealth gap between the 2 social classes. The trend continues till modern times, though there are more opportunities for the working class. The tendency, however, is the lack of security in most employment positions. Retirement is a reality; age quickly catches up before you know it. The need to earn passive income is the greatest need on the “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.”
These are the reasons for anyone to start thinking of investing in greenhouse production as a means to OWN THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION.

Why greenhouse production?
• High yields per unit area (intensive production)
• Reduced production related risks such as adverse weather.
• Water conservation through drip irrigation.
• Various production options from the greenhouse (tomatoes, cucumbers, pepper, flowers, fish etc)
• Scalability and sustainability of the farming project.
• Very low payback period. Recover your investment with between 1 (one) and 2 (two) crops.
• High Return On Investment (ROI) and High Return On Equity (ROE)