FOOD IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS Perspectives from players in the food system Read More SOUTHERN AFRICA FOOD LAB Developing food systems that nourish the land and all people Read More FOOD SECURITY INITIATIVE Innovative designs to create a more sustainable system Learn More INNOVATIVE PROJECTS SAFL provides a holding space for sustainable projects. Contact Us

Welcome To 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 …Read More

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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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