Elizabeth Fletcher2018-02-21T11:01:12+02:00February 20th, 2018|Updates and Ideas|
Busisiwe Mgangxela, an emerging rural farmer near Hogsback who is passionate about keeping things natural and traditional, shares her Green Route.
My background as a nurse educator where good quality nutrition is the first line of management in health care drives me and gives me strength to continue even when challenges arise.
Caring for plants, the environment […]
Elizabeth Fletcher2017-09-15T10:20:30+02:00August 26th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|
Launch of the Amanzi for Food Phase 2 project (2017-2021)
As shared with you before, the Amanzi for food phase 2 was launched with effect from 12 March 2017 commencing with a strategic planning meeting at Rhodes University, involving key stakeholders drawn from Agricultural education and training institutes and small holder farmers. The meeting led to […]
Elizabeth Fletcher2017-09-15T10:20:30+02:00July 11th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|
From the 4th to the 9th of June 2017 I was at the Imvelisi Boot-Camp, where I represented Lenye Youth Group and the Amanzi for Food Research Project amongst other Enviropreneurs!!
As Lenye Youth Group we would love to see Lenye village and all of Qoboqobo (Keiskammahoek) flourishing in its agricultural activity. We took the idea […]
Elizabeth Fletcher2017-09-15T10:20:30+02:00May 16th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|
On the 20th of April 2017 at Rhodes University’s Graduation Ceremony, the Amanzi for Food Programme received the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Community Engagement Award (one of two recipients). Teams or individuals are awarded this prestigious award when they are recognised for having an authentic approach to engaged research, focusing on establishing mutually respectful and beneficial relationships […]
Elizabeth Fletcher2017-09-15T10:20:31+02:00April 28th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|
Smallholder farmers in the Amathole District of the Eastern Cape Province have demonstrated that it is possible to mobilise their cultural and traditional knowledge practices to make a living from the soil. They have managed to do this through collaboration with agricultural and further education and training (FET) colleges, developing water for food production, and […]
Elizabeth Fletcher2017-04-10T07:27:45+02:00April 10th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|
On the 27th of March 2017, Professor Heila Lotz-Sisitka presented the work we have done over the last few years with the WRC Amanzi for Food research programme. The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) held a meeting where we were selected from a range of international 2-page pitch documents to present the programme to […]
Elizabeth Fletcher2017-09-15T10:20:31+02:00March 15th, 2017|Updates and Ideas|
The first phase of the Amanzi for Food Programme was completed in 2016 with our final reports being published recently. Please find the Volume 1 through this link: http://www-wrc-org-za-amanziforfood.sbox.datafree.co/Knowledge%20Hub%20Documents/Research%20Reports/2277-1-16.pdf or go find it on the WRC Knowledge Hub using the report number 2277/1/16. We would like to thank all those involved in contributing to […]
Elizabeth Fletcher2017-09-15T10:20:31+02:00December 15th, 2016|Updates and Ideas|
Nowhere is this Shakespearean line more relevant than in the discourse of smallholder livelihoods in the wake of threats around climate variability. As smallholder farmers “lurch from drought to drought”, their food security increasingly becomes precarious. This opens up a host of questions: Why do smallholders become food insecure? To what extent is the food […]
Elizabeth Fletcher2017-09-15T10:20:32+02:00November 1st, 2016|Updates and Ideas|
Three environmental education student researchers, Tichaona Pesanayi, Chisala Lupele and Phindile Sithole were recently awarded the 2016 Rhodes University Community Engagement student researchers of the year. The three shared the award for their combined work under the Amanzi for Food research programme. The students have worked with agricultural communities in implementing rainwater harvesting and conservation […]
Elizabeth Fletcher2017-09-15T10:20:32+02:00October 19th, 2016|Updates and Ideas|
Earlier this year, a group of small holder farmers in Middledrift in Nkonkobe Municipal Area came together to listen to radio programmes on rainwater harvesting. This was after they identified the current drought situation in the province as problematic. The radio programmes on rainwater harvesting were broadcasted on Forte FM radio station and were based on […]