Tanzania, United Republic of
I am a youth and regenerative agriculture advocate from Tanzania, East Africa. I am a Bachelor degree holder in Education from the University of Dodoma, Tanzania. Also, I work with ONE MORE SALARY, a non-profit organization registered in Sweden and Tanzania. I have trained more than 800 smallholder farmers on regenerative farming practices, Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration(FMNR) and Syntropic Agroforestry farming practices in Tanzania. These projects are essential to curb deforestation, ecosystem restoration, soil fertility restoration and improve livelihood. I have been an active Tree Ambassador since 2019, planting over 10,000 trees to Nyarugusu refugee Camp, Heru juu village and Kabanga Primary School for children with Disabilities. Having conducted training to Diploma students on Regenerative Agriculture and Urban farming methods. I have emphasized the need to transform our broken food systems to be more regenerative.
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On August 26, 2020 I Co-hosted a first ever UN75 Webinar themed ‘SHAPING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER FOR SUSTAINABILITY’ together with Ms. Lisa E. Laskaridis, Director of Communication, Special Advisor on UN75 to the Office of the Secretary General of the United Nations.
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I convened the Webinar in order to pose the major threat that humankind is facing in order to discuss game changing solutions towards our broken food systems, water crisis, climate change, business and ecosystem collapse. In June 2021 I conducted two notable Food Systems Summit Dialogues in which I emphasized Youth engagement in regenerative agriculture. In my opinion, I perceive that since ¾ of global food is produced by smallholder farmers then, there is a great need to assist them practice regenerative Agroforestry in order to establish more food forests to improve their livelihood and access to nutritious food particularly in developing countries like Sub-Saharan Africa.
So far, I have delivered my speech on regenerative agriculture practices at the FSS Dialogue, then I could not imagine that I could be invited to attend and speak to the FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT DIALOGUE-NATIONAL LEVEL YOUTH DIALOGUE in Tanzania. The Director of National Food Security -Tanzania Who was the official UN FSS National Convener invited me to meet him and congratulated my food systems transformation movements.
Lastly, on November 15-19, 2021. I was invited to attend and speak to the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security(CCAFS) SCIENCE MEETING in Barcelona, Spain. I spoke on the “Increasing resilience and adaptive capacity of Youth in Africa.” I emphasized the need to assist Youth in Africa to engage in Regenerative Agricultural practices that work with Nature because the current chemical farming model is doing more harm than good to soil biodiversity, people’s health and nature. Also, youth are unable to afford financial inputs of GMOs, chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
We need to fix this broken food system now because we are running out of options. The need for new food systems relies on youth action to pressure the governments, investors and business. Regenerative Agroforestry and regenerative farming practices seem promising to the true Future of Food.