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


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 […]

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 […]

6 08, 2018

Enactus productive demonstration site

2018-08-06T11:24:11+02:00August 6th, 2018|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

As part of the Amanzi for Food, Mpumalanga symposium participants were tasked with developing posters showcasing their productive demonstration sites. Youths in the Enactus group from the University of Mpumalanga also participated in the development of the posters. Speaking on the inclusion of youths, Gerhard Viljoen, a lecturer at the University of Mpumalanga  said we, […]
6 08, 2018

Mpumalanga training of trainers certification process

2018-08-06T11:46:19+02:00August 6th, 2018|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments

On the 9th of July 2018, Mpumalanga Learning Network members who completed the Amanzi for Food Training of Trainers course  received certificates to celebrate this achievement. The training of trainers course comprised of 4 assignments; 3 individual assignments and one group assignment.The certificates were divided into two categories, namely certificate of curriculum innovation and […]

26 03, 2018

Climate Smart Agriculture comes to the Eastern Cape

2018-03-29T11:27:39+02:00March 26th, 2018|Updates and Ideas|0 Comments


A sister project to Amanzi for Food is based in KZN and is focussed on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA).  This project is also funded by the Water Research Commission and is led by Mahlathini Organics in Pietermaritzburg. Four CSA team members (Sylvester Selala, Mazwi Dlamini, Temakholo Mathebula and Nozipho Zwane), accompanied by a young guest […]

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