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ACGG Tanzania gender capacity assessment report released

The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program in Tanzania conducted a gender capacity assessment in the country in January 2017. The following post is adapted from the executive summary of the study’s report. 673 more words


Unravelling links between gender and adoption of agricultural innovations: Insights from communities in Malawi

The successful scaling of agronomic practices and technologies demands that scientists and development partners consider gender issues at the household and community level (and beyond). Important questions are: how do male and female farmers evaluate new agricultural practices? 323 more words


What is a flat white?

I grew up drinking instant coffee. Well, not pure coffee, but a mix of coffee and chicory. Chicory was used in many countries as a coffee substitute during WWII, but in present-day South Africa the most popular coffees in the country are a chicory and coffee blend. 224 more words

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2 Years

Today, October 7, marks two years since I stepped off a plane in Lesotho. Last year, I wrote a post about the things I’d gained and lost in my first year here. 534 more words

Business Day, Wednesday 4 October 2017

HRH Robert Mugabe visits SA to attend the Bi-National Commission Summit after a dis-graceful diplomatic incident…

Zimbabwe's economy is worsening as food lines grow and investors are left frustrated


Dejection, hopelessness and desperation are written over the faces of the majority of Zimbabweans as they queue up for fuel and foodstuffs that have become scarce across the country amid fears that the country has started to slide back into the 2008 hyper-inflation era. 523 more words