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Zimbabwean writer, editor and poet Emmanuel Sigauke speaks on importance of the Muonde initiative to encourage indigenous creativity and about his writing inspired by the Mazvihwa landscape of his childhood

In Emmanuel Sigauke’s words: Enabling Innovation through Art “I am glad that Muonde values the role of art in innovation, and I feel honored to be part of this initiative. Art in all its forms, and especially through writing, helps people understand their lives, and hence their role in the world; it affirms a sense …

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The Rainwater Harvester. Mr Phiri’s experience in Improving Dryland Management – A Film By Frank Loewen

Below, Frank Loewen describes the making of his film, The Rainwater Harvester. Mr Phiri’s experience in Improving Dryland Management, featuring Zephaniah Phiri Maseko, Cleopas Banda, and Julious Piti “With a background in forestry, I have been working for many years in rural development projects dealing with environmental restoration and the promotion of integrated natural resource …

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Mai Hove talks about the importance of growing drought resistant small grains in Zimbabwe

Mrs Hove, is a celebrated farmer from Mazvihwa, a dry natural region five area of Zimbabwe’s Zvishavane District, where among other things she has developed water harvesting system and a garden in a vlei near her home. But here in this video she talks about the importance of growing drought resistant small grains, the “shanga …

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Renowned indigenous permaculturalist, Mr. Zephaniah Phiri from Zvishavane, describes the lack of rainfall in the semi-arid natural region four in Zimbabwe

Renowned indigenous permaculturalist, Mr. Zephaniah Phiri from Zvishavane, describes the lack of rainfall in the semi-arid natural region four in Zimbabwe and the good results he’s had with his water harvesting pits that gather and infiltrate what falls in the few major storms they receive. Mixing his humourous style with penetrating questions, and an eye …

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