Danya Develops Video That Highlights USAID/Feed the Future's Positive Impact on Farming Practices in Tanzania

Silver Spring, Maryland (November 3, 2014)—As a subcontractor on the USAID/Feed the Future (FtF)-funded NAFAKA project, Danya International, Inc. (Danya), a communications, research, and technology firm, has developed a video that highlights the project’s positive impact on rice farming in Tanzania. Demand for rice, traditionally an urban staple in Tanzania, is expected to triple in the next decade as incomes grow and new and innovative technologies make growing rice easier and more efficient.

The video, the first in a series of planned products to promote adoption of improved farming practices, integrates use of drone video technology to show the impact of one such innovation: a low-cost hand-held rice weeder. In the video “Rice Weeding in Tanzania: Innovations From the Field,” Danya highlights one of the NAFAKA project’s success stories: local farmer Evodius Molokozi, who not only improved his own farming practices but also has conceived a way to help fellow farmers save time and increase production through his low-cost, hand-held rice weeder.

Through the NAFAKA project, USAID/FtF is teaching local farmers better agricultural methods that will help them grow more crops with less effort.

View the video and learn more about the NAFAKA project on USAID's Web site.

About Danya International, Inc.

Danya International is dedicated to making an impact in health, education, and food security. Danya is a leader in providing technology-enabled solutions by using innovative communications, evaluation, and technology programs. Danya is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Nairobi, Kenya. To learn more about the company, visit


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