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Farmer finds a sweet spot producing orange-fleshed sweet potato vines and roots during the dry season in Zambia

Down in the valley in the village of Kasuza in the Eastern Province of Zambia, along the border with Mozambique, Aaron and Mervis Mumba are legends. 1,083 more words


Namibia 2007 (part XII): Waterberg National Park

Waterberg National Park, Namibia:

After our adventures in southern Namibia, we returned all the way north to the Waterberg National Park.

The Waterberg National Park encompasses the prominent table mountain of the same name elevated high above the plains of the Kalahari. 99 more words


South Africa: Immunity, or Not, What is Happening With Grace Mugabe?


Cape Town — The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has reportedly denied that Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe will be granted diplomatic immunity… 192 more words


The Red Bridge of Knysna

This large red steel structural design is often where you still find a fisherman dangling his fishing rod from the side while sitting in the shade of a cross beam or some youngsters jumping into the river from its red structural beams, with the sound of bubbling laughter drifting over the otherwise quiet river. 162 more words


Empowering agricultural extension agents to deliver improved farming technologies

One of the major paradoxes confounding agricultural development researchers today is: Why, in several instances, don’t smallholder farmers adopt agricultural innovations and technologies whose ability to improve livelihoods has been validated through scientific processes? 1,171 more words


Namibia 2007 (part XI): Giant's Playground

Giant’s Playground, Namibia:

The Giant’s Playground lies just adjacent to the Quiver Tree Forest and close to the small town of Keetmanshoop.

After our visit to the Quiver Tree Forest, we took a walk through the Giant’s Playground. 80 more words


Africa RISING–NAFAKA project legacy under the lens in end-of-phase one review

In September 2014, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tanzania Country Mission unveiled a project unlike any they had initiated before—a partnership project bringing together two consortia with capacity and technical nous for agricultural research on one hand, and development on the other. 1,160 more words