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
In a country where malnutrition and inequality are rife, retailers must embrace the challenge to sell the same products at prices that are more broadly affordable if their businesses are to succeed in...
As the organics sector steadily grows in South Africa, there is support for smallholder farmers’ inclusion. The recently released SAOSO Organic Standards for Production and Processing include Particip...
The Southern Africa Food Lab’s Workshop on Shifting the Food System in November was an exploration of a diverse group’s perceptions of the South African food system at which insights and expertise wer...
In a country where malnutrition and inequality are rife, retailers must embrace the challenge to sell the same products at prices that are more broadly affordable if their businesses are to succeed into the future. In fact, addressing poverty – which affects more than a third of the population – is…
For those of you who followed our Agroecology Awareness Innovation and the training at 17 Shaft last year, we're happy to share that they've successfully secured funding for a second round of training for 15 trainers! :)
If you're interested in applying, or know of someone who might benefit from the training (fully sponsored, three-month course in Johannesburg, that includes meals and accommodation), please contact us as soon as possible. The timeline is tight, as 17 Shaft would like to commence the second round in April, to miss the dead of winter! ... See MoreSee Less