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Just to give you All a BIG THANK YOU!

"Lack of gratitude is as the sin of witchcraft" -  (My Translation of a common Shona Proverb)
Sometime back I asked for your support in the YoBloCo , Young Agriculture Blogger Competition. 

I would really like to thank all those who voted for this blog, and all those who found time just to look at my blog and read the posts. I know time is expensive for you all to make detailed comments on each posts, BUT I also know that you read my blog, because the number of views has kept on increasing to over a 1,500 views now!

I am very pleased to share with you that even though the Barefoot E-ssue did not make it into the top 12 Blogs, we sure did get a special mention from CTA! Check out the News item here

In the same regard, I would also like to extend my warm gratitude to the Technical Center for Agricultural  and Rural Cooperation (CTA) for organizing the Web 2.0 Training that introduced me to blogging and birthed the Barefoot E-ssue.

By the way, I started the Barefoot E-ssue as part …

Let's do a little bit of Math... The Sustainable Food Future Equation

Sustainable Food Future=grow more food (with less resources)+grow more peoplewho love togrow more food (in a more sustainable way)
I am quite happy to be communicating with the world again after a significant period of silence. Things have been a bit hectic but pretty exciting. I have had the privilege of joining a group of representatives from one my country's largest farmer representative body (you can check 'em out here) in visiting their farmers  around the country.

The most intriguing aspect of the visits I was privileged to join, is the evidence of young innovative and resilient agro-preneurs that are emerging across the African rural and rural-urban food markets landscape. From the far country side to the budding rural towns, ant-army like busy groups of young agriculture entrepreneurs are producing and moving food in a manner we have not seen as much in African history.

Gradually more young people are taking over the mantle of food production and food trade in Africa a…