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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.

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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.

http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/a-worthwhile-collaboratio...
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.

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