Thursday, June 27, 2013

Reflections on a Return Visit to South Africa

Left to right: Nopindile Tyandela, Judith Stamp, Vuwane Tyandela

In the May 2013 issue of Place of Meeting, I shared some thoughts from my February 2013 visit to Cala District in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, to deliver the booklet A Growers' Guide to Natural Farming: Ten Steps to Success and Farmers who Lead the Way.

You can download a PDF of the article here:

Reflections on a Return Visit to South Africa

(Or read the whole May 2013 issue of Place of Meeting online:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Agroforestry and Sustainable Development (PhD Thesis)

1994 research team members: Munei Chiganangana and Danai Nyakanyanga

In the 1990s I conducted field research for my PhD in Zimbabwe.

My first trip for the project was six weeks of research reconnaissance in 1993. The following year I spent ten months in Mutoko District, northeast Zimbabwe. There, together with a team of researchers, we collected data for my doctoral study on agroforestry - the way trees are used in the farming system.

In 1998 I completed the PhD and graduated from the Department of Geography, University of Toronto. The thesis title: Indigenous Agroforestry and Sustainable Development in Mutoko Communal District,  Zimbabwe

In 1999, I returned to Zimbabwe to thank research team members and agroforester friends, and to share the results...