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The Southern Africa Food Lab

The Southern Africa Food Lab was established in 2009 to promote creative responses to the problem of hunger through multistakeholder dialogue and action. The Lab team is one of unprecedented diversity in the region, comprising stakeholders from corporate, grassroots, NGO, academic, and government sectors, all working together to transform the food system from farm to table. Over the past decade the Lab has successfully facilitated collaboration and dialogue, not just raising awareness, but effectively catalysing action to 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

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    The township food revolution has started

    By Magnificent Mndebele Food For Mzansi has enabled me to tell the stories of a series of tumultuous agricultural journeys and successes of black urban farmers around Gauteng. However, a considerable ...

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    In memory of Prof David Sanders

    The Southern Africa Food Lab mourns the sudden passing of public health activist and teacher Professor David Sanders. His passing leaves a huge gap in the fight to address the unprecedented levels of ...

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    Reflections on WWF South Africa’s Living Planet Conference

    How do we transform our food system to something that is ultimately about nourishment– about nourishing the nation, Southern Africa, or ourselves? It’s about engaging head and heart with complexity Fi...

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Great to see one of our newest Advisory Board members, Nonhlanhla Joye, mentioned in this list of South African voices speaking up for the environment.

https://t.co/r2gQi3R03m

Read SAFL Director, @scottdrimie and SAFL Chair, Tatjana von Bormann's comments in this @SaturdayStar article by @sheree_bega:
https://t.co/qd7fHQz0aD

The agricultural sector could be a key source of job creation for young people. But conventional opinion has it that they are turning their backs on the sector despite high levels of unemployment. So what gives? Read more here: https://t.co/hegPGbdm5f

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Sponsors & Partners

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The Food Lab has drawn on a wide range of sponsors and partners to enable its work over the past 10 years. The main partners are featured below.

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