The IBLN is excited to announce the appointment of one of our members, Mrs. Busisiwe Mgangxela -Peter, as one of the new executive directors of the Movement in Africa NGO. Busi (East London) and Mercy Hombakazi Nqandeka (Transkei) were appointed this weekend as Executive directors ready to take forward many exciting projects within their greater […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]