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International Civil Society Centre’s Innovation Report 2020

The SA Urban Food & Farming Trust is included as a case study in the International Civil Society Centre (ICSC) Innovation Report 2020, one of 14 from around the world focussed on innovations for inclusive solutions that support marginalised communities in cities. The ICSC characterises the case studies as “best practices among international and localContinue reading “International Civil Society Centre’s Innovation Report 2020”

African City Food Month

The newly released report on ICLEI’s #AfricanCITYFOODmonth 2020 makes for good reading and has some excellent materials in it. The SA Urban Food & Farming Trust were proud to be a partner alongside the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), RUAF, WWF the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation,Continue reading “African City Food Month”

New book highlights Cape Town’s urban social agriculture as catalyst for improved quality of life

A chapter of the new book, Handbook of Quality of Life and Sustainability, highlights the catalytic role of urban agriculture on public land to improve quality of life. Featuring two projects of the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust and co-authored by our executive manager, Kurt Ackermann, this case study looks at the spatial aspectsContinue reading “New book highlights Cape Town’s urban social agriculture as catalyst for improved quality of life”

Media Release: Food Dialogues 2020 aims to foster a healthier, more resilient and just food system

20 July – 14 August 2020 Issues around food, nutrition and hunger have reached a new level of urgency as the widespread, ongoing hunger in South Africa and many parts of the world are exacerbated by the global COVID-19 pandemic and responses to it. Food insecurity, a longstanding problem in South Africa, has gained newContinue reading “Media Release: Food Dialogues 2020 aims to foster a healthier, more resilient and just food system”

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.”

Responses to COVID-19 in South Africa: The centrality of food security

The SAUFF Trust’s executive manager, Kurt Ackermann, was invited to share some thoughts on the South African response to COVID-19 by Josh Busby for the Duck of Minerva, which focuses on world politics from an academic perspective, mainly from American institutions. Read the opinion piece.

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”

Cape Town Shortlisted for the Food System Vision Prize

Cape Town’s submission to the Food System Vision Prize, “Resilient Food System Governance in Cape Town”, was chosen as one of 79 semi-finalists from 1,317 submitted world-wide. The SA Urban Food & Farming Trust was a partner in developing the vision, along with project leader, ICLEI Africa, The African Centre for Cities (UCT), The CityContinue reading “Cape Town Shortlisted for the Food System Vision Prize”

Urban Design Lab

The SA Urban Food & Farming Trust was co-host of a 10 day Lab that centred social urban agriculture in a programme for urban design students and researchers in integrated urbanism from Cape Town, Aachen and Stuttgart. The challenge of the Lab was to develop spatial applications for urban food gardening, drawing on themes ofContinue reading “Urban Design Lab”

Launch of the Lentegeur Market Garden

The Spring Foundation launched yesterday the expanded Lentegeur Market Garden, with Premier Helen Zille as the guest of honour. The project was established by psychiatrist Dr John Parker “to provide mental health patients with an opportunity to rebuild, reconnect and rediscover their mental and physical well-being via agricultural psychosocial rehabilitation.” The SA Urban Food &Continue reading “Launch of the Lentegeur Market Garden”

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