I am sitting at one of the round table discussions at the Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research and Development (GCARD3). Across from me is a middle-aged gentlemen, vibrant and bold. He’s wearing a golf tee-shirt branded ‘African Biosciences‘. He says that, as a young Masters student in the 1990s, he tried to secure a … More Stepping out of your comfort zone
I first met Gift Mafuleka in 1999 at the Tshwane University of Technology, in Pretoria, South Africa, where we were agronomy students. Gift is from Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa where he says his love for farming started as a young boy inspired by his grandfather who was a subsistence farmer. We were young, with big … More One man’s Gift is changing South African farming
Delivering a keynote address at the opening of the 3rd Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3), Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CEO of the Food, Agriculture , Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPARN) spoke passionately about the two most daunting “wicked problems” facing the world today, ‘Climate Change’ and ‘Malnutrition’. She argued that these … More Wicked!