Sharing knowledge on the use and conservation of water for food production
One key activity of the Amanzi for Food programme is the development and support of Learning Networks. These aim to connect people and organisations, to make information on rainwater harvesting more accessible and to encourage the increased use of rainwater harvesting and conservation (RWH&C) activities for food production. Through networking, people get the opportunity to share their experience and the new knowledge they are developing. Rainwater harvesting practices are not widely known and the training of these practices is strengthened through Learning Networks with resources being made available to the network partners. These Learning Networks also support the establishment and use of demonstration activities and sites.
Links to the Training of Trainers Course(s)
The first Learning Networks are being established around the Training of Trainers courses, and many network members are also participating in the course in order to gain a Rhodes University qualification. It is hoped that the Learning Networks continue beyond the training course and provide support to their members in implementing RWH&C in the future.
The Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga learning networks are,respectively, the Imvotho Bubomi Learning Network and the Sinakekela Sibusiso Semanti Learning Network.