Former JLS band member turned farmer and TV presenter JB Gill writes about his visit to Zimbabwe with the British Red Cross.
Last month, I was gripping the wooden handles of a traditional farm plough in a dry, dusty field, struggling to control the restless cattle pulling it along.
But this was not an item for Down on the Farm, the CBeebies show which I present to teach children about the skills and work that go into farming.
I was in Zimbabwe to see first-hand how extreme weather, drought and climate change have made life hard for farmers there.
But I also saw how a Red Cross project, with support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, is empowering people to change their lives.