Since 2003 when I joined Mazowe Veterinary College as a trainee veterinary extension technician, my work has been at the nexus between technical aspects of livestock production and the social aspects of rural advisory work, non-formal education and communication for development.After graduating with a Diploma in Animal Health and Production in 2005, I worked as a Veterinary Extension Assistant in Zimbabwe for one year, giving technical assistance to farmers; in-depth farmer capacity-development through workshops and office consultations. From 2006 to 2009, I worked in the Department of Agricultural Education as a lecturer. I was responsible for classroom lectures and practicals of trainee extension workers; leading the teaching staff in examination preparations and general college management. In 2010, I joined the University of Zimbabwe as a Chief Technician at an animal breeding and rearing research unit. I also furthered my education, which culminated in my attainment of a Diploma and Bachelors Degree in Adult Education (First Class) in 2017 from the University of Zimbabwe. Because I was still interested in livestock extension and human capacity development, my time at the University of Zimbabwe awakened my interest in ICTs as possible platforms for communication and learning in rural development. This interest in the potential of ICTs to support smallholder livestock actors continued and deepened when I won a scholarship and joined the University of Reading MSc communication for Development programme. The title of my masters dissertation is “Innovation brokering in a digitalising world: ICT-based facilitation among smallholder livestock stakeholders in post land reform Zimbabwe” . I am looking at this research from a communication for development theory as well as an action research perspective, where I act as participant in a number of platforms as a centrally-linked facilitator and content producer of content and materials through www.livestockmatters.blog.