11 05, 2020

Youth Permaculture Farmer Returning to His Roots

2020-05-11T17:08:18+02:00May 11th, 2020|Uncategorized, Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

Ludwe Majiza is a talented young permaculture farmer who has moved back to his home village Mkhubiso, in the Amathole district Eastern Cape. We are lucky enough to have Ludwe as part of one of our agricultural Learning network. Read more about the wonderful work that Ludwe is doing in Mkhubiso in an article […]

10 03, 2020

Mojo Journalism Workshop

2020-03-10T17:59:06+02:00March 10th, 2020|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

March 2020, the Amanzi For Food Programme at Rhodes University in partnership with Media Academy South Africa launched a Mobile Journalism training short course at Mkhubiso Village, Kieskammahoek in Eastern Cape.

Prior to the event, Mama Nosiseko Giake (Ngqika) – wife of the late Chief Ngqika, gave us a warm welcome and shared the background history […]

12 09, 2019

A Taste of the Agroecology Conference – Video

2019-09-12T07:46:17+02:00September 12th, 2019|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

In February this year the Amanzi for Food team attended the Agroecology for the 21st Century Conference in Cape Town. This was a very fruitful conference that highlighted conversations around the developing Agroecology movement within Southern Africa.

The following video was created to share a small taste of what the conference had to offer.

7 06, 2019

Mapping learning networks, sharing lessons

2019-06-07T08:28:27+02:00June 7th, 2019|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

The Amanzi For Food programme has been working to share and develop effective rainwater harvesting and conservation approaches for five years now. A core component of this process has been to promote collaboration and learning through multi-stakeholder learning networks. Celebrating the fact that change is a collective process, researchers from the Environmental Learning […]

23 04, 2019

Farewell Dear Tichaona

2019-05-01T12:48:00+02:00April 23rd, 2019|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

Dr Victor Tichaona Pesenayi passed away at his home in Makhanda last week surrounded by his wife and family. Tich’s passing came days after he graduated with a PhD from Rhodes University on 11 April 2019, to his family and friends delight. Tichaona (known to us all as Tich) was about to take up a post-doctoral […]

1 04, 2019

First Imvotho Bubomi Learning Meeting of 2019

2019-05-01T12:39:16+02:00April 1st, 2019|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

On the 7thMarch 2019, the Imvotho Bubomi Learning Network held their first meeting of the year.  The meeting was attended by a large number of members including new and old from all over the Amatole district. There was a good mix of extension workers, farmers, lecturers, researchers and students who attended the discussion. The large […]

28 10, 2018

Eastern Cape training of trainers graduation

2018-11-04T15:37:28+02:00October 28th, 2018|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

Amanzi for Food, Eastern Cape training of trainers’ graduation was celebrated at Rhodes University on the 11th of October 2018. The graduation commemorated the successful completion of the Training of trainers’ course which was undertaken by farmers, extension workers and lecturers from agricultural colleges in Eastern Cape most of whom are part of the Imvotho […]

28 10, 2018

2018 World Food Day commemorations, Mxumbu village

2018-10-28T16:03:52+02:00October 28th, 2018|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

World Food Day (16th October) was commemorated in style in Mxumbu Village this year, with an ‘Ilima’ event celebrating traditional farming practices, seed diversity, and food sovereignty.  ‘Ilima’ traditionally involves many people from the community working together intensively for a day in the fields, to make good headway with preparing the soil and planting.

The event was organised by a […]

18 10, 2018

Greywater harvesting and Filtration system in Fort Cox

2018-10-18T11:22:05+02:00October 18th, 2018|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

The experimental project herein undertaken endeavors to explore grey-water reuse by way of setting up a circulation system where the water undergoes a process of filtration before it is pumped back to the house for use in toilet flushing. It is hypothesized that such an innovation will go a long way to reduce the municipal […]