Dear Young Farmer and the farmer to be
Ref: Rainfall, African bealief versus current generation thinking
⬅️The imperative to climate change in the African continent is a matter of
Livelihood and survival.
To secure and maintain livelihoods, historical evidence
indicates that, native African communities had rich indigenous knowledge and science
of responding to instances of climate change.
Our Facebook post interrogates extant data on the ethnoscience of rainmaking rituals, as a prototype of African indigenous knowledge on climate change, to show not only its prevalence across the African anthropological space, but also indicate its effectual outcomes in responding to manifestations of climate
change. To fully tap into the potentials and strengths of this knowledge and science, the post tenders for its marriage with modern climatological science, for both to partner in
providing solutions to the ever-recurring problem of climate change in contemporary
Africa ,our youth should have knowledge on this .
✔️Who leads the rain making ceremony?
🔘Spirit mediums known as manyusa or mhondoro in Shona lead the ceremony alongside elderly women who would have long stopped sexual activity.Sep 27, 2015
✔️What is Mukwerera?
🔘Mukwerera is a community-based rainfall ceremony held regularly each year. The local chief in consultation with the local mhondoro(spirit mediums) co-ordinates the ceremony.
Traditional beer must be brewed for the ceremony. ... The traditional beer is brewed by elderly women who have reached menopause.Aug
✔️Known African prophets before colonialism and Christianity
🔘Names of such prophets as Murenga, Ngungunyana, Mzilikazi,Mapondera, Chaminuka and Mukwati were invoked during such rainmaking ceremonies for their intersession to the Almighty God on our behalf.
✔️ What's our challenge ?
🔘scientists today would dismiss that as purely coincidental or delusional, whilst the Christian community are quick to point to such traditional rain-making ceremonies as not only ungodly, but Satan’s stratagem to draw away the faithful from the body of Christ.
You as the current generation , do you bealive in the power in our culture in the rain making , are you ready for a short training on African Culture and Rain making Ceremonies ?
If so then ,show by typing I am ready below