Food and Nutrition


The draft Household Food Security and Nutrition Strategy. was developed to address the multiple dimensions of hunger, food insecurity and nutrition. It aims to improve food system governance by bringing stakeholders in communities together to address linked issues related to food, mobilise effective coordination of State and non-state actors, maximise existing programmes to identify ways to capitalise on positive outcomes, and promote greater efficiencies for stakeholders actively supporting the reduction of food insecurity.


SAFL was contracted by the Western Cape Government to convene stakeholders across the Western Cape food system with a view to enabling broader participation in the implementation of the WCFNS.

A two-day workshop was designed to give substance to the strategy as it brought together diverse and influential stakeholders in the regional food system. It also aimed to creatively inspire change in how the province can act on complex challenges pertaining to food and nutrition security. The process brought together over 120 key people from different spheres of government, civil society, private sector and other actors to:

  • Establish specific areas of cross-sectoral collaboration (social innovation) on specific food security projects within the province;
  • Identify a clear way forward to continue building collaboration and partnerships;
  • Elicit high level feedback from provincial officials and other societal actors; and
  • Secure the political support of various provincial departments as well as others with influence in the food system.

The reflections from this process resulted in the formulation of 6 project ideas that were presented to a group of political stakeholders who endorsed a process to carry these projects forward into a design phase.


Since then the group focused on desesigning a smallholder farmer-focused agri-hub have produced the following Workshop Report.