Before FtMA, I used to sell under one ton of
sorghum seeds per season, but now I am selling
over ten tons. Most of my sales happen during the trade fairs, where I can easily connect with farmers, sell inputs at a discounted price and improve farmers’ knowledge of farm input use.”
FtMA post-harvest handling and storage trainings have given small holder women farmers with
knowledge to maintain the quality of their produce, enhance food safety hence reducing losses
between harvest and consumption
More and more farmers are embracing sorghum farming with the use of certified inputs and improved post-harvest technologies. FtMA opened our eyes to the potential we as smallholder farmers have
Prior to my work with FtMA, I used to primarily plant maize where I would harvest only eight bags from an acre worth less than USD 100. But after hearing about FtMA and attending their training with Mlolongo Women Group, of which I was a member, we immediately embraced sorghum farming.”
I didn’t have the basic knowledge of agronomic practices, post-harvest handling and how to access reliable markets, but all changed when I started engaging with FtMA.
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