In Tanzania, Youth Village-Based Agricultural Advisor Empowers Her Community
“NAFAKA II GAP (Good Agriculture Practice) training enabled us at the village to increase maize harvest from 3 to 15 bags per acre, attaining yield not only of high quantity but with respective quality.”
–siza mkini, vbaa, tanzania
Her accomplishments speak for themselves:
In 2018, she sold 20.85 MT of fertilizers (US$ 4781.89), 1.82 MT of seeds (US$ 4,881.36), and 142 LTR of pesticides (US$ 1841.66).
In 2019, she sold 21.40 MT of fertilizers (12,413.92 US$), 1.3 MT of seeds (3,429.08 US$), and 200 LTR of pesticides (2,453.61 US$).
In 2020, while taking COVID-19 safety precautions, she managed to sell 5.6 MT of fertilizers (2,805.08 US$), 0.83 MT of seeds (2,412.13 US$), and 27 LTR of pesticides (417.48 US$).
“I usually wonder where I would be without NAFAKA. My intention moving forward is to continue to capacity build other youths in my community and nearby.”