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.
Economic incentives: For farmers and practitioners, just like for anyone else, knowledge is usually a means to end. It must produce some form of result. The most effective knowledge dissemination systems usually have a clear economic incentive to thrive and be sustainable.