Nkini John

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My name is John Estomih Nkini am a 5th Child in a Family of nine (9) people I have three brothers, three sisters; my mother and my father I grown up in agriculture family all of our family economy depending in agriculture.

For the first time I wasn’t happy with Agriculture as my parents was doing a small scale farming and it was seen as work of un educated people and people who doesn’t have future in their life, it was really a challenge to me when I was in school when I saw some of my friends who their parent were public servant taken to school by family cars while I was to school going by foot but after some years I handled the situation I started to love my family and being proud of my parents.

Am now a bachelor’s degree graduate after finish my studies I got a chance to volunteer with VSO-ICS in Zanzibar in the project called VNA (Vinaja na Ajira….Swahili name) means Youth and Employment this chance open a new room in my mindset and after the program I was a very new person on how I can this things and tacker challenges in my community.

Am now employed as sales and market Administrative Officer in one of Thai company called CPP Tanzania. We are dealing with Agriculture (yellow corn Agriculture) Yellow maize in East Africa is not new to people but most of people have negative perception about yellow maize so I have very big task to let people understand the different between yellow maize and white maize because most of them they believe that yellow maize is for animal feed and not for human consumption as white maize because on 1970s East Africa faced hunger and when they got maize from USA people tell them USA have given them the Animal feed for human Consumption and it was true because most of white people they don’t eat Ugali as we do in Africa but in really sense yellow maize have more nutrient than the white including vitamin A which white maize don’t have so am happy.

In my future I want to invest in Agriculture but the modern Agriculture different from that of my parents, I use this opportunity I have to work with CPP Tanzania to learn the challenge farmers face and to build network with other farmers in Tanzania and when I get enough capital to stand alone I will invest in Green House Agriculture because am sure that will be the way of use resources wisely, keep environment safe and give people quality product to consume as now most farmers in east Africa use a lot of chemicals in there production even for the short season crops so most of their produce are not friendly for the health and this is one of the main reasons I want to invest in green house farming to help people solve their problem of consuming low quality food.

As I have started movement of be one of successful person in Tanzania and Africa at large am in a group of 16 graduate who we have plan to invest in Agriculture and we have support from the ministry of Agriculture and other organization in Tanzania.

Nkini John Mabibo Farasi, Mabibo, Dar es Salaam, Coastal, 78570, Tanzania