8th March 2022 – International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1977.
Farmers and gardeners are constantly faced with challenges in the garden. One of the biggest sources of headaches for farmers is pests.
Growing Indigenous Crops
The worsening food and nutrition insecurity in sub-Saharan African communities demands the promotion of African indigenous crops such as Bambara
nuts and cowpeas to play a central role in addressing food insecurity, associated health concerns and climate change.
Building climate resilience with farmers in Northwest and Vhembe
As part of our climate change adaptation training, we delivered on dialogues with farmers in the communities of Hebron (Northwest) and Vhembe (Limpopo) between August and November.
Standing up for Gender and Climate Justice at COP 26
We demand agroecological transition that promotes fair and sustainable systems that respect people’s food sovereignty through eco system-based approaches.” Some of the climate justice demands we are making as African CSOs to our leaders
Learning from each other to overcome food insecurity
We recently hosted a learning journey in Sedibeng District to interact with local food system actors including farmers, community organisations, government officials and the private sector to see what others are trying; what is working; what the challenges are, and how others are overcoming common challenges.
African CSOs Stage No to Fossil Fuels Action, Reject Net Zero
Civil society and grassroots groups across Africa staged a sit-in and protest action at the exhibition centre of the UNFCCC COP 26 in Glasgow to demand that African delegates attending the negotiations reject handouts and instead advance real solutions to the climate crisis.
A note from Leadership
In a few days’ global leader’s scientists and climate activists will be gathering in Glasgow for COP 26 Climate Change Negotiations. This meeting is coming at a time when the world and the communities we work with in rural and urban communities of the North west Province, Gauteng and in Vhembe District, Thohoyandou are starting to recover from the pandemic, in addition to numerous extreme
Climate change is one of the seminal issues that is currently facing all of us globally. A shift from fossil fuels, to cleaner and sustainable renewable energy sources that are energy efficient and accessible as well as affordable for the people are extremely important factors to consider when determining the essential building blocks toward incorporating the ‘Just Transition” principles in national energy policy.