Only a few days after the visit of the Denmark’s ambassador to our nursery, we received a visit from our Tanzanian Member of Parliament, Zitto Kabwe.
Zitto has a long-standing interest in promoting smallholder palm oil development. He was very interested (and impressed!) in the health of the trees and asked a lot of informed questions as our nursery manager showed him the two-year-old palms in our shamba darasa. But what was really great was the 45-minute discussion we had after the tour. Zitto listened a lot more than he spoke (a rare trait in a politician!) and asked what he could do to help. All round a very refreshing and constructive approach.
And certainly our staff thought so too, if the number of photos they asked for is any measure!