How dialogue, documentation can preserve local food knowledge

When dialogue contextualises a topic which communities have always wished they had, local people see the need for their knowledge to be documented.
By Charles Dhewa Jun. 12, 2024

Converting harvests into commodities and products that last longer

Unlike mass markets that try to come up with fair pricing systems based on demand and supply, prices announced by government are often not informed by demand and supply.
By Charles Dhewa Apr. 17, 2024

Building business models around indigenous food – what are the issues?

These are some of the ways indigenous knowledge can be used to change and increase community knowledge bases.
By Charles Dhewa Mar. 13, 2024

Countries dependent on external inputs are colonised

The uniqueness of what makes local breeds indigenous should be preserved.
By Charles Dhewa Jan. 10, 2024

Questions that can promote healthy African food through colleges and schools

Some foreign food has become part of African food systems such that people may be confused when such food is not considered African.
By Charles Dhewa Aug. 24, 2023

Narrow extension models unsuitable for holistic food systems

In most communities, baboons, monkeys, wild pigs and even hippopotamuses often invade fields and homesteads to feed on farmers’ crops and foodstuffs.
By Charles Dhewa Mar. 15, 2023

Poor co-ordination makes it difficult to see where African food systems are going

EVEN when sufficient funding is made available, African countries may fail to feed themselves and produce excess food for export in a consistent manner.
By Charles Dhewa Oct. 4, 2022

Mechanising value chain nodes could make a difference in African food systems

Mechanizing the preservation of tubers and small grains can also go a long way in averting food losses and ensuring nutrition security in most African countries.
By Charles Dhewa Sep. 6, 2022