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 […]

15 02, 2017

Welcome to Eleonore from Germany to the Eastern Cape!

2017-02-15T12:06:19+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|

Passmore Dongi and his team at Raymond Mhlaba Economic Development Agency (formerly known at Nkonkobe Economic Development Agency) welcomed Eleonore Hövel from Germany as an intern. Here is what she has to say to all of us:

Dear Amanzi for Food followers,

my name is Thekla Eleonore Hövel and I studied environmental engineering at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) […]

12 01, 2017

Farming is ‘cool’: Intergenerational learning of sustainable agriculture and water in Matole basin

2017-09-15T10:20:31+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|

Three young people from Matole basin in the Amathole District Municipality of the Eastern Cape Province are on a mission to mobilise other youths in their village to produce their own food and incomes from the land. For them, charity begins at home. They have their own flourishing garden; “we are growing carrot, beetroot, cabbage, […]

15 12, 2016

To be, or not to be, that is the question

2017-09-15T10:20:31+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Updates and Ideas|

Nowhere is this Shakespearean line more relevant than in the discourse of smallholder livelihoods in the wake of threats around climate variability. As smallholder farmers “lurch from drought to drought”, their food security increasingly becomes precarious. This opens up a host of questions: Why do smallholders become food insecure? To what extent is the food […]

16 11, 2016

Amanzi for Food expands to the North West!

2016-11-16T10:51:11+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Updates and Ideas|

The expansion of Amanzi for Food project in the North West province is the result of the positive and innovative attitudes of the two agriculture colleges within the province. The two agriculture colleges are Potchefstroom College of Agriculture and Taung Agriculture College. The collaborative focus of the North West province’s learning network is a response to […]

1 11, 2016

Amanzi for Food researchers receive an award for their community engaged research

2017-09-15T10:20:32+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Updates and Ideas|

Three environmental education student researchers, Tichaona Pesanayi, Chisala Lupele and Phindile Sithole were recently awarded the 2016 Rhodes University Community Engagement student researchers of the year. The three shared the award for their combined work under the Amanzi for Food research programme. The students have worked with agricultural communities in implementing rainwater harvesting and conservation […]

19 10, 2016

Collective radio listening provides immediate drought solutions

2017-09-15T10:20:32+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Updates and Ideas|

Earlier this year, a group of small holder farmers in Middledrift in Nkonkobe Municipal Area came together to listen to radio programmes on rainwater harvesting. This was after they identified the current drought situation in the province as problematic. The radio programmes on rainwater harvesting were broadcasted on Forte FM radio station and were based on […]

22 08, 2016

Learning network member emerge victorious at the Eastern Cape Female Entrepreneurship Awards

2016-08-22T11:45:41+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Updates and Ideas|

Earlier this year, one of the Imvothu Bubomi learning network members got a chance to participate in a project called the Female Entrepreneurship Awards. She emerged victorious, scooping third position in the subsistence garden category of the competition.

 
Mrs Peter of Amatole Basin in the Nkonkonbe District, was awarded a third prize worth R5000 as a […]