Land and food
Biodiversity, nature, climate
Wells for Zoë – Enyazini, Mzimba District, Malawi ReStory narrator: Ken Coetzee (Conservation Management Services; www.conservationmanagementservices.co.za) Erosion type: head cut
It is indeed up to each one of us to play a part in restoring and conserving the precious heritage of our natural veld and soil. And it is not impossible and difficult to make it a lifestyle. It is richly rewarding.
The community of Vanwyksdorp, a little agricultural village in the heart of the arid Little Karoo, was stuck in a status quo of depopulation of rural agriculture, unemployment, poverty and helplessness. Vanwyksdorp has a good school but the situation was exacerbated by the annual exodus of school leavers, full of knowledge and expectations, only to find a world of closed doors and very few or no opportunities.