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Burkinabé Bounty connects the resistance of smallholder farmers on the African continent
Sabrina Masinjila, ACB’s Outreach and Advocacy officer based in Tanzania, organised a group of farmers to attend a screening of this film at the Zanzibar International Film Festival.
She reflects on the experience.
On a trip to Harare for partnership exploration meetings, the African Centre for Biodiversity visited the Genetic Resources and Biotechnology Institute of Zimbabwe. Gene banks such as these are primarily established to conserve the genetic resources that form the basis for all food production.
Ranked as one of the worst tropical storms to hit Africa, Cyclone Idai made landfall in central Mozambique on 15 March, before moving on to Malawi and Zimbabwe. The district of Chimanimani in Zimbabwe was one of the worst-hit areas.
On a recent trip to Zimbabwe, ACB spoke to representatives of three organisations that work with farmers in this region – Julius Piti Participatory of Organic Research Extension and Training (PORET), Roselene Mukonoweshure of Towards Sustainable Use of Resources Organisation (TSURO Trust) and Patience Sithole Chikukwa of Ecological Land Use Community Trust (CELUCT) – about the impact of the cyclone and what can be done for farmers to be more resilient in the future.