Story of Change: GALA’s contribution to the consolidation of the role of village-based agricultural advisors in Tanzania

Village Based Agricultural Advisers (VBAAs), if supported, can become an effective conduit to connect farmers and input dealers because of their closeness to and knowledge of farmers in their communities and their capacity to aggregate input demand at a minimum cost. In Tanzania, the information generated through the GALA project on the demand and supply gap experienced by farmers triggered a consolidation of the role of VBAAs and the development of a more formal VBAA model that includes an improved supply chain information management system.

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