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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.

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  • Agroecology Awareness innovation debrief

    This week the Southern Africa Food Lab hosted an Agroecology Awareness innovation debrief along with 17 Shaft Education & Conference Centre at the Hoedspruit Hub in the Mopani district, Limpopo. W...

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    Heart disease is among SA’s top killers

    Dr Scott Drimie South Africa has a serious health problem. Non-communicable (NCDs) or lifestyle diseases are among the top causes of death in the country (at around 40%) and are responsible for consid...

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    Why smallholder farmer hubs help get to the roots of food security

    by OWEN SKAE We hear constant talk about job creation, food security and a more equitable society. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies speaks about improving and shortening regional value chains to...

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If you'd like to follow our Agroecology Awareness debrief, head over to the Hoedspruit Hub's Facebook page. We'll post an overview of the debrief on Thursday and a link to the workshop report as soon as it's published on our website. ... See MoreSee Less

We’ve had such an incredible first day with The Southern Africa Food Lab as part of their Agroecology Awareness innovation debrief. Fourteen organisations and 18 agroecology trainers met to discuss the future of this science, movement, practice, and art! The group mapped out their places in the context of agroecology and discussed how they could contribute as individuals and organisations to furthering agroecology. The potential of in-community extension networks enjoyed some considerable airtime! :D The group also heard some feedback from Masters student, Amy Giliam, who looked into the impact of agroecology training on the adaptability of smallholder farmers to the effects of climate change in the Mopani district, Limpopo. To conclude the first day, the group contributed critical feedback to help 17 Shaft to continuously improve their agroecology leadership training. We’re thoroughly looking forward to tomorrow! Hlokomela CHoiCe Trust GIZ Lima Rural Development Foundation 17 Shaft Conference & Education Centre Pty. Ltd. Izindaba Zokudla - Conversations about Food AWARD Sandra Kruger & Associates SAOSO Smallholder Farmers' Platform South Africa @seritiInstitute @krugertocanyonsbiosphereregion

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