Developing food systems that nourish the land and all people
FOOD SECURITY INITIATIVE
Innovative designs to create a more sustainable system
SAFL provides a holding space for sustainable projects.
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
TRANSFORMATIVE SCENARIO PLANNING
SUPPORTING SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE
SOCIAL PROTECTION, RURAL LIVELIHOODS, AND FOOD SECURITY
The identification of the source of the Listeriosis outbreak which has swept through the nation killing 180 people to date, has seen a wide-scale recall of polony, Russians and viennas over the past w...
by Mervyn Abrahams Since the announcement of the increase of VAT from 14% to 15%, many politicians, economists and other ‘experts’ have argued that working class households are protected from the neg...
During December, the Food Lab participated in a national seed dialogue and celebration hosted by the African Centre for Biodiversity at Constitution Hill. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the...
23 Feb Zero-rated foods do not protect the poor from the negative impact of the VAT increase Posted at 08:36h in Uncategorized by Carolyn Cramer 0 Likes by Mervyn Abrahams Since the announcement of the increase of VAT from 14% to 15%, many politicians, economists and other ‘experts’ have argued ...
We recently took part in a fascinating national seed dialogue. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the role of smallholder farmers in maintaining and nurturing seed and life in South Africa and regionally, as well as to facilitate discussion on different aspects of seed systems in South Africa.
22 Feb National Seed Dialogue celebrates smallholder farmers Posted at 12:35h in Uncategorized by Carolyn Cramer 0 Likes During December, the Food Lab participated in a national seed dialogue and celebration hosted by the African Centre for Biodiversity at Constitution Hill. The purpose of the event...
We recently facilitated a learning journey with thought leaders from private sector finance, insurance and investment to explore technological pathways in the the agricultural sector in partnership with WWF South Africa's Resource Smart Food Initiative. A key challenge we highlighted was how such investments set the future trajectory of the food system and the immense care and reflection required to understand the implications of this.
16 Feb EXPLORING THE INFLUENCE OF THE FINANCE SECTOR ON AGRI-TRENDS Posted at 06:39h in Uncategorized by Carolyn Cramer 0 Likes WWF-SA’s Resource Smart Food Initiative explores multiple points of intervention in the food system to determine actions that could shift the system onto a more sustainab...
The #listeriosis outbreak has food security implications. Lest we forget, a critical aspect of the outbreak is that the meat products responsible for spreading the disease are favoured mainly by poorer South Africans due to their relatively low cost. https://t.co/5mx5Ap2pSf
"As a Black man I want to write a new story with me as a free & empowered farmer. I am helping to preserve this earth & leave it better for my children." Arian Rivera's story shared by @StoneBarns at #FoodTank DC Summit. @foodtank #LettersToAYoungFarmer https://t.co/DBSRqfHFAq