13 09, 2023

Rainwater harvesting in Willowvale, Eastern Cape.

2024-02-14T13:06:41+02:00September 13th, 2023|Learning Network, Learning Network Members, Uncategorized, Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

At present, the world is facing an increasing need to teach about climate change due to many factors such as power generation, goods manufacturing, water wastage, deforestation and overconsumption, to mention but a few. For the following weeks, I will strictly deal with ways and methods I currently employ to save […]

20 07, 2023

Food Systems and Climate Change Curriculum Enhancement conference and workshop

2023-07-20T12:57:26+02:00July 20th, 2023|Uncategorized, Updates and Ideas|0 Comments


Dr Wilma van Staden, a member of the Amanzi for Food Team, attended the Food Systems and Climate Change Curriculum Enhancement […]

15 11, 2022

Sustainable agricultural online course development framework for community-based transformative learning

2022-11-15T18:49:08+02:00November 15th, 2022|Uncategorized, Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

This paper examines the change drivers and challenges involved in the transitioning of the Water Research Commission’s Amanzi for Food training of agricultural educators and farmers’ face-to-face co-engaged course to an online course aligned with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) (www-amanziforfood-co-za-amanziforfood.sbox.datafree.co). The study drew on system thinking to analyse components within the course development activity […]

8 02, 2016

Relating, connecting and deepening collective work on water for food in times of drought

2017-09-15T10:20:34+02:00February 8th, 2016|Uncategorized, Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

“We are very happy that we can now harvest water using the amadanyana (farm dams); we can now water vegetables in our garden with less effort” remarked the elderly leader of a cooperative garden with mostly women farmers in Alice in the Nkonkobe Local Municipality of the Eastern Cape. How did they get to this […]

21 09, 2015

For whom the bell tolls, it tolls for us

2017-09-15T10:20:34+02:00September 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Days are numbered”, Mr Zephaniah Phiri Maseko would say as his biological clock’s ticking grew louder by the day. Sadly, and unknown to him, the 1st of September 2015 was to be the last of the numbered days, the day he took his last breath. The internationally acclaimed water harvester from Zvishavane, rural Zimbabwe passed […]

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