it takes 1 peri-urban farmer to think,collaborate & act circular.

Written by Rumbidzai Mashavave In 2014, I was part of a Healthy Urban Environments: Participatory Approaches in Improving Food Sovereignty in Urban Communities Participatory Action Research training project. It was facilitated by Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC) In collaboration … Continue reading it takes 1 peri-urban farmer to think,collaborate & act circular.

Nutrition Surveillance- Do we collect the RIGHT information for public health?

Written by Rumbidzai Mashavave The transition to a circular economy in the food system improves nutrition-related health outcomes. Globally nutrition imbalances are a cause for concern. Obesity has been largely dominant in middle-high income countries, while micronutrient deficiencies have been … Continue reading Nutrition Surveillance- Do we collect the RIGHT information for public health?

Business in Zimbabwe: Where there is a problem there is an opportunity!

In a branding workshop run by Thembie Khumalo I attended, she said something that changed the way I do business strategy and planning. People do not care about your business- be the solution they are looking for…in branding 70% of your time is spent in thinking. To be the solution, you need to understand the problem, how it is currently being solved and how you can be the desired solution to the target market. Public health, poverty, food insecurity and climate change are cross cutting issues in developing counties that the international development community has worked for decades to solve … Continue reading Business in Zimbabwe: Where there is a problem there is an opportunity!

Its not waste- its a resource!

by Rumbidzai Mashavave It is a resource- a means to sustainable living, food security and poverty alleviation. Our need to consume food on a daily basis, guarantees the availability of this resource to everyone, rich or poor, residing in a developing country or developed country, Though referred to as food WASTE- Ii is only waste because we cannot consume it as palatable food, but we can use it rather than dump it. Food waste is everywhere… The consequences of treating food waste as WASTE include air and ground pollution. To exacerbate the matter, In Harare, Zimbabwe the largest informal food … Continue reading Its not waste- its a resource!