by Rumbidzai Mashavave With 18 hour power cuts in Zimbabwe, rising costs of LP gas as an alternative source of energy, the high costs of solar energy. We cannot continue to limit the potential of biogas as a renewable source … Continue reading Urban Local Resource: Food Waste for energy
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.
Written by Rumbidzai Mashavave As the Zimbabwean economy continues to plunge, I thought it important to share coping mechanisms at household level and community level that promote circular thinking ad sustainability. The questions of access to basic needs are what … Continue reading Zimbabwe survival tips- think, act circular
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?
By Rumbidzai Mashavave In response to the dire situation in the government hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Save our Hospitals Initiative was born in Zimbabwe and thus far is made up of a co group of volunteers affiliated with the … Continue reading Zimbabwe Health system Diaries: Circular Economy-the answer
For us to ACT, we need to first of all THINK. This involves understanding the concept of circular economy, its applicability to local settings, in this case Zimbabwe Continue reading Sustainability gives a thumbs up to Circular Economy.
There is need to go beyond talking but to ACT – Action, Collaborate, Think Continue reading Time to ACT: Circular Food systems
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!
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!