Thank you so much for your further explanations, Toni. I must confess I am impressed. Rather than rushing a project to quick implementation, you are taking an extensive step first to provide for a participatory bottom-up process that allows the communities to determine what they want first (and discover what may be possible and what challenges may be overcome). Then material support and implementation may follow later, tailor-cut to the ownership and engagement/discussion of the communities. The diaspora plays a facilitating role here as they are "grenzgänger" between the local context and international discussions and technologies. Kudos and good luck!
This is very interesting, seasonality is too often and commonly overlooked in food security projects. Where social protection programmes support consumption of food insecure households, for instance by providing cash transfers during the lean months, your approach seems to target the communities at large to assist them in distributing food production that numerically may be sufficient across the year and its seasons.
It is also very refreshing that rather than transfer of knowledge, you seek to engage communities in a wider web-based community with the Zambian diaspora and other (international) specialists. Can you elaobrate further what will be the particular strengths of the diaspora, what do they have to offer?
A second question, if I may: Will you focus on knowledge management and knowledge transfer/communities only? Or is this coupled to (or earmarked to be joined with) any kind of material support programmes that provide conservation technologies?