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Retailers must step up to the plate on 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 into the future. In fact, addressing poverty – which affects more than a...

WORKSHOP REPORT: Shifting the Food System

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 were shared,  coalescing around areas of interest and passion, as potential catalysts and...

Shared visions for the future of food

New research on the rising cost of food gives the issue an alarmingly visceral dimension, write Ralph Hamman, Scott Drimie and Eckhard Smuts....

Western Cape organic and agro-ecological groups unite

In a significant moment last Saturday, members of the Western Cape farming community and broader agricultural industry joined together to endorse the South African Organic Sector Organisation’s (SAOSO) proposed Organic Standards....

Solve hunger, solve poverty

In a nation fraught with food insecurity, smallholder farmers have an important role to play; we provide food for the local communities and we provide employment, reducing rural poverty....

Eating for the nation – Juju shows the way

http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/opinion/2016/10/16/Eating-for-the-nation-Juju-shows-the-way As we mark World Food Day on 16 October, Tatjana von Bormann appeals to South Africa’s political leaders to show the way forward by adapting their diet for their own sake and the sake of the planet. A couple of years ago it came to public...

Equipping smallholder farmers to succeed

- Carolyn Cramer “Every day African children attend schools across our nation having eaten nothing. Their educators expect them to perform to a specific level, but they leave knowing little more than when they arrived,” says Norah Mlondobozi. “You cannot teach a hungry child. Until we...

Join the Food (R)evolutions Exhibitions in May 2016

You may have spotted the first Food (R)evolutions Exhibition hosted by the Sustainability Institute at Spier Wine Estate. Partnering with the Sustainability Institute, we will host another two of these exhibitions in the upcoming months. From 5 to 16 May this exhibition can be seen on...

Have you spotted us in a local newspaper recently?

If you're a South African citizen, you may have spotted Southern Africa Food Lab articles about our country's food systems in one of your local newspapers in the last few months. We've also contributed to some online publications.If you spotted one of the articles mentioning...

The Future of Food in South Africa

The food system is complex, but it’s too important to ignore. In order to secure the system and grant South Africans their consitutional right to adequate food, we need to have a more coherent conversation....