Mainza is the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFFU) Programme Officer for Policy and Advocacy, based in Nairobi, Kenya. His main role is to lead the policy agenda for the organisation, through the implementation of various regional projects and programmes.
As a Learning Network member, he focuses on two broad areas:
- Policy-making processes at the regional level, with specific reference to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and opportunities for small producers to engage in these processes.
- A policy for cooperatives in the region, by studying several model cooperative societies from selected countries.