HOW ‘NINJA’ AND ‘KARATE’ ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SOUTHERN TANZANIA

I bet the last thing that one thinks of when they hear words like ‘Ninja’ and ‘Karate’ would be anything close to agriculture and crop production. Popular Chinese movies, yes, but I doubt those words conjure up anything close to one of the most necessary elements in sesame production. But those are exactly the sort of names of brands of weed killers that allow women like Esha Bakari, a smallholder farmer who lives in a village in Nachingwea to cultivate and sell sesame, then use the proceeds to feed, clothe and take care of herself and her son.