The measures to improve farming including the introduction of fertilizer subsidies programs during president Sarnia Suluhu Hassan's two-year tenure have been quite profitable to farmers. Mubaraka Mtengwa, a pineapple farmer from Fukayosi Kiwangwa village, Bagamoyo District, Coast Region, says that after the government provided subsidized fertilizer, he has been able to cultivate larger tracts of land compared to previous farming seasons thus improving his venture and maximizing his income.
The farmer notes that through the subsidized fertilizer program, he has been able to buy 30 bags of fertilizer to start as he continues to prepare other areas for fanning.
Mustapha Mbwambo, an onion farmer From Mang'ola area, Karatu District, Arusha Region, says that it has been a huge relief since the government started implementing the fertilizer subsidy program for farmers during the 2022/23 farming season. Mbwambo, who also grows maize, beans, and vegetables, adds that when they started the season in June, 2022, the cost of fertilizer was very high and affected yields since one acre of onion needs 12 bags of fertilizer.