Insights on fixing our broken food system at Food24.com

SA Urban Food & Farming Trust executive manager, Kurt Ackermann, spoke with Food24.com about our broken food system, what could be done to fix it, and how the Food Dialogues play a role. Below are the six questions (and responses) covered in the conversation. Can you tell us a bit more about the campaign andContinue reading “Insights on fixing our broken food system at Food24.com”

Job opportunity: OZCF Farm Manager

We are hiring on the Farm! The Oranjezicht City Farm’s longstanding farm manager is hanging up her secateurs at the end of the year to enjoy her retirement full-time. As a consequence, the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust has a search open through 17 October 2021 to appoint a Farm Manager The ideal candidateContinue reading “Job opportunity: OZCF Farm Manager”

Share your food culture: bring a plate of food to the Food Dialogues

Bring your own plate of food to the virtual table as part of the “Dialogues through Food.” Three amazing chefs – Mokgadi Itsweng,  Khanya Mzongwana and Jane Nshuti – will bring their own plates of home-cooked food to the table to share as part of a must-see live panel discussion on 22 September, moderated byContinue reading “Share your food culture: bring a plate of food to the Food Dialogues”

Share your food stories: join in the Food Dialogues

We want to hear your food stories! The Food Dialogues are gathering and amplifying local voices of ordinary residents willing to share their own perspectives and experiences with food. The pandemic and lockdown have made most South Africans aware of food insecurity across the nation, especially in our cities. While many struggle with hunger, othersContinue reading “Share your food stories: join in the Food Dialogues”

Global map of civil society innovation to advance human rights includes the SA Urban Food and Farming Trust

The SA Urban Food and Farming Trust has been included in a global map of civil society innovation, which identifies and disseminates innovative practices in order to foster resilience and sustainability in challenging times. The initiative to Map Civil Society Innovation to Advance Human Rights, led by Rights CoLab, is a collaborative effort among aContinue reading “Global map of civil society innovation to advance human rights includes the SA Urban Food and Farming Trust”

Sustainable Food Cultures: How our appetites can transform our cities

As part of ICLEI Africa’s #AfricanCityFoodMonth 2021 campaign, the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust shared insights and experiences from its work on the building blocks for a food culture that meets people’s nutritional needs and centers agency, independence, sustainability, resilience and autonomy. The session, titled Sustainable Food Cultures: How our appetites can transform ourContinue reading “Sustainable Food Cultures: How our appetites can transform our cities”

Cape Town-Aachen joint edition of the Mayor’s Portfolio of Urban Sustainability launched; features two projects of the SA Urban Food and Farming Trust

Thursday 24 June 2021, the City of Cape Town and the City of Aachen launched the joint edition of the Mayor’s Portfolio of Urban Sustainability to mark the 20th anniversary of the Aachen–Cape Town LA21 Partnership. The publication seeks to inspire and support urban responses to sustainability challenges for the benefit of communities and theContinue reading “Cape Town-Aachen joint edition of the Mayor’s Portfolio of Urban Sustainability launched; features two projects of the SA Urban Food and Farming Trust”

DG Murray Trust issues a new Learning Brief drawing on lessons from the 2020 Food Dialogues.

How can we create a more inclusive, fair and sustainable food system? Food Dialogues 2020 sponsor and partner, DG Murray Trust, drew on the lessons of the Food Dialogues in preparing a Learning Brief to help others drive systems change in our food system and beyond. The SA Urban Food & Farming Trust is gratefulContinue reading “DG Murray Trust issues a new Learning Brief drawing on lessons from the 2020 Food Dialogues.”

SAUFFT selects Chuma Mgcoyi as 2021 EESI Entrepreneur

Permaculturist, facilitator and spoken word artist Chuma Mgcoyi has been selected as the 2021 EESI Entrepreneur by the SA Urban Food and Farming Trust. Her project aims to promote, enable and support cultivation of diverse indigenous perennial food and medicinal crops by existing urban food gardeners in Langa, in order to link environmental stewardship withContinue reading “SAUFFT selects Chuma Mgcoyi as 2021 EESI Entrepreneur”

PENUMBRA interview with SAUFFT Executive Manager, Kurt Ackermann

Penumbra, the online climate change compendium curated by noted artist, Paul Edmunds, published an interview with the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust’s Executive Manager and Trustee, Kurt Ackermann. The interview, subtitled “Nutritional Values,” ranges widely, touching on the role of urban agriculture, nutrition, agrarian communities, the real cost of food, and carbon cycles, asContinue reading “PENUMBRA interview with SAUFFT Executive Manager, Kurt Ackermann”