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 […]

13 09, 2022

The Amanzi for Food Team at EEASA in Namibia

2022-09-13T10:51:13+02:00September 13th, 2022|Learning Network, Learning Network Members, Updates and Ideas|2 Comments

The 40th Conference for the Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA), held at the University of Namibia from 23rd to 25th August 2022 was definitely the event of the year for everyone involved in Environmental Education. Some of the Amanzi for Food Learning Network Team members also attended the conference. Ms […]

26 07, 2022

Heritage Food Gardening Workshop in Diepsloot and Alexandra to promote Rainwater Harvesting and Conservation practices.

2022-09-13T09:58:12+02:00July 26th, 2022|Learning Network, Learning Network Members, Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

Dr Wilma van Staden and Prof Rob O’Donoghue presented a Heritage Food Gardening Workshop at LEAP 4 in Diepsloot and LEAP 3 in Alexandra, Gauteng, on 21 and 22 July. Twenty-eight teachers, garden technicians and education coordinators participated in the workshop. The main topics include utilising heritage gardening as a curriculum activation tool. Each school […]

26 07, 2022

iGardi – Waste to Food Programme

2022-09-13T08:37:15+02:00July 26th, 2022|Learning Network, Updates and Ideas|1 Comment

iGardi- Waste to Food Programme is a collaborative project between Partners: Waste-ED, Call 2 Care, SABIC Corporate, WCG, and Windmeul Primary in the Western Cape.

The school Windmeul is near Wellington & Paarl. The project involved the collection of waste material to make eco-bricks to make plots & plaster them with a mixture of sand and […]

25 07, 2022

Climate Responsive Innovation within the Agricultural Curriculum and Learning System

2022-07-26T13:53:29+02:00July 25th, 2022|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

The purpose of this paper is to outline the climate responsive innovation process within the agricultural innovation system of the North West Province, South Africa. The focus was on the embedded curriculum and learning activity system and its responses to social-ecological and earth system changes influenced by climate change. It outlines the barriers […]

25 07, 2022

Congratulations to our Amanzi for Food Online Course Graduates of 2021!

2022-07-26T13:45:28+02:00July 25th, 2022|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

Our first group of the Training of Trainers course participants graduated in December 2021. A total of 24 graduates completed the Amanzi for Food Training of Trainers Course Online. This was a proud moment for us and we hope that these graduates share their knowledge within their communities and learning system.

Here follows the names of […]

22 07, 2022

Connected World for Food and Water Workshop

2022-09-13T10:05:26+02:00July 22nd, 2022|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

Dr Wilma van Staden joined the Connected World for Food and Water Workshop at Vrije University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in June 2022.

The conference workshop offered the opportunity to bring together academics from South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and the Netherlands to discuss innovative ideas in research and education to foster South-South and Triangular cooperation in […]

22 07, 2022

CLIMATE-SMART INNOVATION TOOL: AN APPROACH TO REVIEW THE CLIMATE RESPONSIVENESS AND INNOVATION PRACTICES OF THE AGRICULTURAL CURRICULA

2022-07-22T14:58:44+02:00July 22nd, 2022|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

The dissemination and uptake of climate-smart practices and concepts within the South African education, training and extension services within the agricultural system is still an ongoing and challenging process. The aim of this study was to develop a curriculum review tool to assist agricultural trainers to evaluate and innovate their teaching and learning practices towards […]

28 10, 2018

Eastern Cape training of trainers graduation

2020-07-22T12:59:07+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

2020-07-22T13:01:37+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 […]

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