Project Description

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Zimbabwe

Learning to grow organic farming groups

The Zimbabwe team are working in eight districts in the Mashonaland province in dry agro-ecological regions to grow organic farming groups. This involves building human and natural resource capacities to establish organic produce and access to appropriate markets. The nexus issues addressed are climate change, water scarcity, food security, agro-diversity and livelihoods. Methods include network and activity system analysis, change laboratories and intervention workshops, and inter-district cross-learning and knowledge co-production.

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Team members

Programme Lead and Lead Researcher:

Dr Mutizwa Mukute is programme lead, and lead researcher for the ISSC t-learning Zimbabwe case study.  Mutizwa holds a PhD in Environmental Education from Rhodes University. He is CEO of the organization Social Learning and Innovation Pvt Ltd which works with Garden Africa and the Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre (FPC). He is a Senior Research Associate to the SARChI Chair on Transformative Social Learning and Green Skills Learning Pathways at Rhodes University. Mutizwa has 25 years experience in facilitating learning and innovation in the fields of Natural Resources Management and sustainable agriculture.

Researcher:

Mr Kuda Mudokwani is a researcher on the programme who is also a prospective Rhodes University Masters in Environmental Education student. Kuda works as the programme manager at Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre (FPC), one of the GardenAfrica project’s called Livelihood Security in a Changing Environment: Organic Conservation Agriculture (OCA) project partners that has built close links and trust with participating farmers.

Local transformative knowledge network partners

Social Learning and Innovation Pvt Ltd:  A research-based consulting organization that focusses on supporting and mediating social learning and innovation in the agriculture and natural resources management sector.

Three co-operating NGOs namely: Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre (FPC), Zimbabwe Organic Producers and Promoters Association (ZOPPA) and  GardenAfrica who have worked together to develop a project called Livelihood Security in a Changing Environment: Organic Conservation Agriculture (OCA).

Project updates

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District organic farmer associations in focus for Zimbabwe T-learning

By Mutizwa Mukute and Kuda Mudokwani