Urgent Evoke

A crash course in changing the world.

Abundance Agricultural Project in Bulawayo

This city is in Zimbabwe and has a large river called Khami which is underutilised for agricultural purposes. The City always has food deficit as compared to other cities in the country hence i have decided to design the Abundance Agricultural project, which will focus on the production of maize and other cereals for the wh*** year. The project will be situated in 1000hectares of land which has been unutilised for the past decades.

This project will involve extensive farming in which new and safe ways to produce crops will be implemented. Funds are already available for the mechanisation of this project. Water will be drawn from Khami river and the land will be irrigated every day. Natural fertiliser will be used as compared to scientific produced fertilisers to enhance soil fertility. The project will produce tons of corn that will feed the wh*** city in a year in just one season, in which the year has two farming seasons. Food security in the city will be enhanced as the farming complex will have grain silos to store the grain and reduce middle men which most of the times are involved in corrupt activities. Maize meal will be sold direct to the people through our designated points around the city to ensure that everyone has enough to eat and that there is enough for the future, this will be done to discourage hoarding by corrupt individuals.

Abundance Agricultural project will make sure that there is a surplus in food reserves and that the future is secure for everyone. There will be abundance of food, that even for the next 5 years the city's population will be safe from hunger and starvation. Nutritious crops will be grown and the food will be provided at affordable prices which everyone will be able to afford.

Views: 3

Tags: ACT2

Comment by Ayala Sherbow on March 13, 2010 at 5:32pm
i am excited to learn more about this project. i will also spread the word to other evoke agents. i am sure people around the world will wonder how they can help. i look forward to following your blog and reading more about your work.
Comment by Michele Baron on March 13, 2010 at 5:44pm
Hi Ayala, thanks for sharing. I had been looking into how to dry maize (mountain girl, cold temps here) in arid, hot climates (corn driers I know use wind-flow, screen or preforated platforms, ambient temperature of about 40 degrees F to retard mold...) for storage and human consumption. Also had theorized (see Imagine2 blog for really brief mention) on buck-wheat maize hybrid--not so tasty for fresh-cooked consumption, maybe (?), but might work better (combine gluten protein strands with corn) with thicker skins, higher protein contents--better food source, better insect, mold retardation?? Anyway--this Abundance Agricultural project sounds very interesting. I would love to learn more about market delivery, product preservation, and storage (and, therefore, post-production consumption) plans--maybe if we can help as we learn more about Thinkwell's plans, we can achieve something great together! Good sharing. Have a great conference. Michele
Comment by MoE on March 13, 2010 at 5:44pm
Great action, Thinkwell (and thaks Ayala, for reporting).
I hope you'll share further developments of your project, by now it's a big +1 LOCAL INSIGHT
Comment by Wintermute on March 13, 2010 at 5:46pm
Sounds like this project could be a serious power house, how can we get involved?
Comment by Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys on March 13, 2010 at 5:58pm
Thinkwell- This project is so cool!!! If in any way I can collaborate please let me know and oplease keep us updated. Sounds like a really exciting project!!!
Comment by Penny Lane on March 13, 2010 at 6:09pm
Sounds great! Would love to get involved if there's a way for me to help.
Comment by Linda Holt on March 13, 2010 at 7:41pm
Here is information on Bulawayo from the RUAF site (which I found incredibly helpful in research information) - http://www.ruaf.org/node/503
Comment by Linda Holt on March 13, 2010 at 8:11pm
I also blogged to help bring this project to the forefront.

Comment by Thinkwell Ndhlovu on March 13, 2010 at 9:05pm
Thanks guys , i think we can collaborate and make this project a success. I will update you with all the information about this project, so that we can make the world a better place together.
Comment by Michele Baron on March 13, 2010 at 9:10pm
Great--good project ideas, again, Thinkwell! Thanks for sharing, looking forward to your updates and to collaborating if there is a way I can assist.


You need to be a member of Urgent Evoke to add comments!

Join Urgent Evoke

Latest Activity

michael Holland posted a photo
michael Holland posted blog posts
michael Holland is now a member of Urgent Evoke
Weldon Hunter Brandon posted blog posts
Jeffrey Smeriglio posted photos
Apr 15
Jeffrey Smeriglio posted blog posts
Apr 15
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted blog posts
Apr 15
Chris Vanacore posted blog posts
Apr 9
Nick Buehring posted blog posts
Apr 9
Spencer Lukas posted a blog post

LEARN5- Future of Money

What creative solution do you think will make the biggest change in how we use money in the future? Pick your favorite experiment and tell the EVOKE network why you think it will change the world.Of the proposed experiments and financial solutions, the community focused trade organizations, such as World of Good, have the greatest potential for stewarding forward a more prosperous future for developing regions. The group taps into impoverished artisans to help foster community economies by…See More
Apr 9
Ted Sieban posted blog posts
Apr 9
Spencer Lukas posted a blog post

LEARN1- Social Innovator

My favorite, and perhaps most needed social innovation today, is "Don’t fight culture (If people cook by stirring their stews, they’re not going to use a solar oven, no matter what you do to market it. Make them a better stove instead.)"This simple idea has two meanings. First, it shows that the injustice of poverty and instability does not have a cookie cutter answer. Rather, it takes domestic and well educated responses that address the factors that drove a culture to suffer so, such as from…See More
Apr 7
Spencer Lukas is now a member of Urgent Evoke
Apr 4
Chris Vanacore posted blog posts
Apr 2
Justine Zukowski posted blog posts
Apr 2
Justine Zukowski posted photos
Apr 2

Follow EVOKE on Twitter

Official EVOKE Facebook Page

EVOKE RSS Activity Feed

© 2015   Created by Alchemy.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service