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”

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.”

The Big Issue: Food Sustainability Issue

The Big Issue South Africa for October-November is out, guest edited by two of our trustees, Sheryl Ozinsky and Kurt Ackermann. This special issue is focussed on food sustainability, in which the question “can a city feed itself?” is the connecting theme. In addition to pieces penned by Sheryl and Kurt, enjoy thoughtful articles fromContinue reading “The Big Issue: Food Sustainability Issue”

OZCF highlighted in showcase of Urban Food Initiatives.

ICLEI Africa included the Oranjezicht City Farm in a published case study of urban food initiatives driving social transformation in cities, along with Babylonstoren and the Company’s Garden. The study identifies eight benefits coming from such projects and identifies the “the need for innovative mechanisms that strive to build and restore societal cohesion” in highlyContinue reading “OZCF highlighted in showcase of Urban Food Initiatives.”

Mail & Guardian Special Report: While Fields are Full, Plates are Empty.

The SA Urban Food & Farming Trust features in the Mail & Guardian Special Report on the food insecurity challenges faced by South Africa. We note with hope some of the corporates lending their support during this time of crisis. May it contribute to lasting change within our harmful and unjust food system. Read theContinue reading “Mail & Guardian Special Report: While Fields are Full, Plates are Empty.”

Oranjezicht City Farm showcased as a prime example of resilience in action

GreenCape has published a resilience case study that reports on how the Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF), a non-profit farming project of the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust has become a prime example of building resilient urban communities through circular food systems, creating benefits such as food waste diversion from landfill and its airspace costs,Continue reading “Oranjezicht City Farm showcased as a prime example of resilience in action”