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.
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).
Post-Change Laboratory Look and Learn Visit on Transformative Water Harvesting, Group and Leadership Development
By Mukute, M. Mudokwani, K. Mukute, K., & Kudakwashe, J. August 2018 Fifteen organic farmer representatives from eight districts of wetter Mashonaland East visited and learnt from seasoned farmers in drier Shashe in Masvingo and [...]
Holding practice-based training on dead level contour construction: bridging knowledge, positive attitude and practical skills development
Mukute M. & Mukute K. January 2019 During the look and learn visit in August 2017 the guest 15 organic farmer representatives from eight districts of Mashonaland East Province saw evidence of the benefits of [...]
By Mutizwa Mukute and Kuda Mudokwani Introduction The Zimbabwe case study is located in eight districts of Mashonaland East Province: Chikomba, Goromonzi, Hwedza, Marondera, Murehwa, Mutoko, Seke and Uzumba-Maramba-Pfugwe (UMP). The communal areas in which [...]