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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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    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 ...

  • DavidSanders

    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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The farm workers who produce our food are the most vulnerable to #hunger. On #WorldFoodDay next week, we'll tackle this and other challenges facing farm workers at #FarmWorkerConf taking place @UWConline with @PLAASuwc and @Women_On_Farms

Serge Raemaekers of Abalobi explaining their commitment and process to disrupt the fishing value chain in South Africa ⁦@laurap18⁩ ⁦@SAFoodlab⁩ ⁦@abalobi_app⁩ ⁦⁦@OribiV⁩

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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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