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19 11, 2015

Amanzi for Food on Radio

2015-11-23T10:33:29+00:00 November 19th, 2015|Updates and Ideas|

Radio is one of the effective mediums to reach farmers in rural areas. It creates a platform for them to air their views and ask questions about harvesting rainwater, ultimately bringing about learning in the public sphere.

The radio broadcasts are mainly focused on informing the listeners about rainwater harvesting. This is done by people giving […]

12 11, 2015

Rationale for Factoring in Climate Change in the Amanzi for Food Project

2016-01-26T13:26:53+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Updates and Ideas|

Being resilient is about enduring life’s challenges with grace and learning to find lessons in both triumphs and defeats on the court of life…challenges provide us with insights…it’s what makes us winners – (Latham Thomas, 2014). 

“Don’t just survive winter, thrive in it” advises an advertisement. This advert appears to be instructive in relationship to the […]

21 09, 2015

For whom the bell tolls, it tolls for us

2017-09-15T10:20:34+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

“Days are numbered”, Mr Zephaniah Phiri Maseko would say as his biological clock’s ticking grew louder by the day. Sadly, and unknown to him, the 1st of September 2015 was to be the last of the numbered days, the day he took his last breath. The internationally acclaimed water harvester from Zvishavane, rural Zimbabwe passed […]

31 08, 2015

Bringing together indigenous and scientific knowledge for curriculum innovation in agricultural teaching about rainwater harvesting and conservation

2017-09-15T10:20:34+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Updates and Ideas|

Amanzi for Food is seeing real collaborative learning among agricultural lecturers, farmers, extension services, researchers and economic development agents leading to genuine curriculum innovation at Fort Cox College and the University of Fort Hare. There are also exciting developments taking place among farmers in the Nkonkobe and some parts of the Amahlati Local Municipalities in […]

18 08, 2015

An Agriculture ‘show and tell’ in Alice

2017-09-15T10:20:34+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Updates and Ideas|

Remember the show and tell’ class sessions you and many others had to succumb during your primary school days? The ‘show and tell’ is a teaching method where pupils bring their own items to class and describe them to their classmates. Items varied […]

24 04, 2015

A Story about a Farmer in Rural Zimbabwe

2015-11-12T08:23:07+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Updates and Ideas|

“I marry water and soil so that they won’t elope and run-off but raise a family on my plot” says a beaming Mr Zephaniah Phiri Maseko, an award winning smallholder farmer from Zvishavane in rural Zimbabwe. Mr Phiri Maseko is a miracle worker who harvests water as a way of adapting to climate variability. His […]