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The Southern Africa Food Lab

The Southern Africa Food Lab (SAFL) exists to promote creative responses to the problem of hunger. We facilitate collaboration and dialogue between stakeholder groups to raise awareness and foster innovations and experimental action towards a thriving, just, and sustainable food system.

Programmes Of SAFL

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TRANSFORMATIVE SCENARIO PLANNING

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SUPPORTING SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE

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SOCIAL PROTECTION, RURAL LIVELIHOODS, AND FOOD SECURITY

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LEARNING EVENTS

  • Collaborative platforms

    “Public-private collaboration is essential if we hope to effectively address the negative outcomes of our food systems, starting with the nutritional siege our children are under,” says Tatjana von Bo...

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    The lady who planted a farm in a plastic bag

    As the old saying goes, ‘If life gives you lemons, make lemonade’. The story of Umgibe is the inspirational triumph-against-all-odds tale of a woman who decided not only to make organic lemonade (meta...

  • food waste

    Turning waste into food for thought – and tummies

    Food is a big part of who we are as humans. One study shows that the average American will spend more than 32 000 hours of their life eating and drinking. Gulp! At school, we learn about food as a mea...

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Informal trade may hold the key to food security. https://t.co/TkY8jFFj1C

1/3 of all food produced worldwide is lost or wasted. The global costs of food waste are approximately USD 2.6 trillion per year. #WFD2018

USD 3.5 trillion is the yearly cost of malnutrition to the global economy. #WFD2018

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