TRIBUTE TO GOGO THANGO

  Gogo Thango, a much-loved farmer from the community of Julius Mkhonto, Elukwatini, Mpumalanga, passed away on 12 August 2020. Richard Haigh, an agroecology (AE) trainer who owns Enaleni Farm, near Richmond in KwaZulu Natal, paid tribute to Gogo Thango who had attended his 5-day AE training workshop in November…

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Improving household nutrition through diversifying household seed – The story of Ms Mildred Muchabaiwa, a farmer from the Gangare community in Bikita District, Zimbabwe

Miss Mildred Muchabaiwa is a young farmer in her early 30s living in Bikita, Masvingo province, Zimbabwe. Through the community dialogues and agroecology training offered by EarthLore Foundation, Mildred has come to appreciate traditional seeds and has been amazed by her harvests during the 2019/20 farming season. This has been…

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Millet Threshing Ceremony, Bikita, Zimbabwe

Millet Threshing Ceremony, Bikita, Zimbabwe – 23 August 2019 Since 2015, Bikita farmers in Zimbabwe have been working with EarthLore to revive their robust traditional seeds that cope better with climate change. A significant development has been to revive millet, over hybrid maize, as the staple food in the area,…

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Bikita Seed and Food Fair 2019

Over 1000 people attended the two-day Bikita Traditional Seed & Food Fair on 21 & 22 August 2019. This was the third year the Bikita farmers hosted the event at Chamas Garden in the village of Gangare with the support of EarthLore and the Zimbabwe Small-scale Organic Farmers’ Forum (ZimSOFF).…

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