The search is on for young African food enthusiasts with a deep desire to change the way the world sees and consumes food. We, along with our partners in the AfriFOODLinks project, are calling on the power and voices of the youth, who have often been excluded from decision making, to share stories of theirContinue reading “Youth Ambassador opportunity!”
Category Archives: Partnership
Farmer Profile: Akhona Gxuluwe
Akhona, despite standing in between hundreds of rows of colorful, blooming pots, stands out. Her bright pink lipstick is her signature look, and her “it girl status” seems to signify everything a conventional farmer is not. A walk through the Kenilworth Shopping Centre would not allude to the growth happening just above its head. TheContinue reading “Farmer Profile: Akhona Gxuluwe”
Profile: Christine Uys
Christine Uys grew up in Athlone, a coloured town divided by a rail line, whites on the other side. She was schooled in the 70s and 80s, in ‘The Struggle’ (she holds up a fist with grit). She was raised to be an independent woman by her father, who thought her mature enough to introduceContinue reading “Profile: Christine Uys”
Launch of first retail urban rooftop farm in the Western Cape
SA Urban Food & Farming Trust was part of the launch of the Handpicked CityFarm at Kenilworth Centre hydroponic rooftop farm today with Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis of the City of Cape Town and the organisations making the project possible, including Mr Price Foundation, Redefine Properties, and Fresh Life Produce.
Recipes for Partnering now Available
A new guide to partnering has been launched, one of the outcomes of a Food Dialogues 2022 workshop. Titled Recipes for Partnering: Ingredients and methods for food system change in South Africa, it is available for free download.
Western Cape Food Forum Spotlight on SAUFF Trust
The Western Cape Food Forum, convened by the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership, comprises around 70 organisations and close to 400 individuals, with interest in shifting towards local production for local consumption across all levels of the food system. The SA Urban Food & Farming Trust, a founding participant in the Forum, was put inContinue reading “Western Cape Food Forum Spotlight on SAUFF Trust”
Laying the Table for a Better Food System
How are digital technologies disrupting our food system? What will be the impact of cultured meat? How has food shaped the spaces and places that define our city? These and other questions will be explored in Cape Town during the two-week 2022 Food Dialogues programme through a range of experiences: from expert panel discussions to hands-on cooking classes for grown-ups and kids, walking tours, communal meals and art installations, from Monday 18 July until Monday 1 August.
Composting success with Langa pilot project
The City of Cape Town’s upcoming ban on organic waste in landfill is on track thanks to successful projects like the Langa Organic Waste Diversion Project being supported by the Langa Agrihub
Farmer Podcast: Nomandla Mthiyane
This podcast of 36 year-old Langa farmer, Nomandla, is part of a series of stories of inspiring individuals in our urban farmer network, a local group of urban farmers co-creating and operating food gardens in the community of Langa, Cape Town, South Africa.
Langa Farmer Profile: Sindiswa Lugulwana
This profile of 71 year-old Langa farmer, Sindiswa, is one of a series of stories of inspiring individuals in our urban farmer network, a local group of urban farmers co-creating and operating food gardens in the community of Langa, Cape Town, South Africa.