12 10, 2017

Agriculturalist learn about Rainwater Harvesting at UMP

2017-10-12T15:56:28+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|

Prof Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Crispin Dirwai, Chamu Mutambo and Gerhard Viljoen at the course

The Amanzi for Food Training of Trainers course kicked off at the University of Mpumalanga on Wednesday September 13.

MBOMBELA – Water is precious. To help agriculturalists make the most of this resource, the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) joined forces with Rhodes University […]

11 10, 2017

Amanzi for Food wins Greening the Future Awards

2017-10-12T16:25:05+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|

A unique approach gives Amanzi for Food the edge. Unlike many programmes that use “Research-Develop-Disseminate-Adopt” strategies to produce knowledge without continual in-the-field integration, Amanzi for Food involves farmers, extension officers, agricultural educators and trainers. There are also local economic development facilitators, agricultural nongovernmental organisations and researchers from the Rhodes University Environmental Learning Research Centre involved.

Using […]

26 08, 2017

An update on Phase Two of the Amanzi for Food Programme

2017-09-15T10:20:30+00:00 August 26th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|

Launch of the Amanzi for Food Phase 2 project (2017-2021)

As shared with you before, the Amanzi for food phase 2 was launched with effect from 12 March 2017 commencing with a strategic planning meeting at Rhodes University, involving key stakeholders drawn from Agricultural education and training institutes and small holder farmers. The meeting led to […]

11 07, 2017

Imvelisi Boot-Camp

2017-09-15T10:20:30+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|

From the 4th to the 9th of June 2017 I was at the Imvelisi Boot-Camp, where I represented Lenye Youth Group and the Amanzi for Food Research Project amongst other Enviropreneurs!!

As Lenye Youth Group we would love to see Lenye village and all of Qoboqobo (Keiskammahoek) flourishing in its agricultural activity. We took the idea […]

10 06, 2017

Seed sharing in the Eastern Cape, starting with Pearl Millet

2017-09-15T10:20:30+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|

The seed sharing from Enaleni farm is showing good results in the Eastern Cape. Pearl millet was amongst the seeds shared by Richard to Ilizwi la mafama on 24 November 2016 and farmers were expected to multiply the seed and save it for the seasons to come. Each farmer involved received about a teaspoon full […]

16 05, 2017

Community Engagement Award for the WRC Amanzi for Food Programme

2017-09-15T10:20:30+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|

On the 20th of April 2017 at Rhodes University’s Graduation Ceremony, the Amanzi for Food Programme received  the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Community Engagement Award (one of two recipients). Teams or individuals are awarded this prestigious award when they are recognised for having an authentic approach to engaged research, focusing on establishing mutually respectful and beneficial relationships […]

28 04, 2017

Collective learning to live with wicked climate problems through water and seed for food sovereignty: leaving no one (willing) behind.

2017-09-15T10:20:31+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|

Smallholder farmers in the Amathole District of the Eastern Cape Province have demonstrated that it is possible to mobilise their cultural and traditional knowledge practices to make a living from the soil. They have managed to do this through collaboration with agricultural and further education and training (FET) colleges, developing water for food production, and […]

10 04, 2017

Amanzi for Food presented at the Partnership for Action on Green Economy global inter-ministerial meeting in Germany

2017-04-10T07:27:45+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|

On the 27th of March 2017, Professor Heila Lotz-Sisitka presented the work we have done over the last few years with the WRC Amanzi for Food research programme. The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) held a meeting where we were selected from a range of international 2-page pitch documents to present the programme to […]

28 03, 2017

Read this great article on the Rural Women’s Assembly website!

2017-09-15T10:20:31+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|

Rural Women and Drought Resilience: Planting Drought Resistant Crops is the title of the article and it features our very own Busiswe Magangxela or Mrs Peter as we all know her. She reports on the millet seed she has received through our collaborative work. Read the article through the link below.

IN CONVERSATION: Rural Women and Drought Resilience: Planting Drought Resistant Crops

15 03, 2017

The Next Phase of the Amanzi for Food Programme

2017-09-15T10:20:31+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|

The first phase of the Amanzi for Food Programme was completed in 2016 with our final reports being published recently. Please find the Volume 1 through this link: http://www.wrc.org.za/Knowledge%20Hub%20Documents/Research%20Reports/2277-1-16.pdf or go find it on the WRC Knowledge Hub using the report number 2277/1/16.  We would like to thank all those involved in contributing to […]