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Image: FoodForward Unitrans lends a helping hand to FoodForward SA and Home from Home

Unitrans have been creating innovative supply chain solutions since 1962 and believe in establishing long term partnerships with their customers.   Read More...




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Image: Calling all photographers Foodbank SA support 600 beneficiary organisations across South Africa that do this valuable work

What a privilege to be in a position to be of some assistance to a grandmother caring for orphaned children; a group of abused women finding their own self-worth and independence; a community facility caring for people suffering from HIV /Aids that can’t afford palliative care; an educare teacher taking children off the streets and providing them with a vital foundation phase education and proper nutrition.   Read More...




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Image: Feeding the Hungry in Pietermaritzburg There is a major Stop Hunger NOW event around Mandela Day.

Companies are invited to enter a TEAM. For all companies this can be a great team building exercise as well as a Staff Development opportunity for only R500 per person per TEAM of 20. Individual(s) can come along and join others to make a TEAM (A Production Line of 20 people). Nobody should be hungry AND SO MANY ARE...   Read More...




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Image: Drought-denialism has pushed agricultural sector into recession The first quarter real GDP numbers from StatsSA reveals that South Africa’s agricultural sector is in a recession because of the worst drought in history. The sector experienced a negative growth of 6.5% last quarter, following a 6.7% drop in the last quarter in 2015.   Read More...



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Image: PSFA Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk – 28th August 2016 PSFA calls everyone to join them in their battle against childhood hunger by entering this special family event at the cost of only R50 per person.

The Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) is pleased to announce that entries are now open for their 48th popular annual fundraising event, the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk which will be taking place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 28th August 2016. This year there will be two routes along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk that starts at 7:30am and a 5km walk that starts at 8am.   Read More...




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Image: 7000 Food Gardens Supported in the Western Cape More than 7 000 food gardens in private households, and 610 community food gardens reaching almost 5 500 beneficiaries have been supported in the Western Cape since 2009.   Read More...



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Image: Eat for the Earth this June A delicious way to help make a difference; bringing together family, friends and food to help grow abundant gardens in low-income areas.
Simply invite your friends to share a meal. Anytime in June – whenever, wherever & whatever suits you best. Breakfast, lunch, high tea or supper – the menu is up to you.   Read More...



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Image: Aid to black emerging farmers to create 550 jobs & assist land reform beneficiaries The DA in the Western Cape welcomes the new fund to support emerging fruit farmers. Interventions through the fund are targeted at the deciduous fruit industry; which includes pome (apples and pears) and stone fruit (apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums).   Read More...



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Image: The Food Security State of our Nation The recent State of the Nation address provided very little substance and direction regarding how government will address the present economic challenges, leaving little comfort to ordinary South Africans and businesses in government’s ability to boost investor confidence and stimulate economic growth.   Read More...



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Image: 10% drop in agricultural production, DA Western Cape wants help for farms hurt by fires

Hundreds of Western Cape farmers have suffered damages after fires wreaked havoc on vineyards in Stellenbosch, Overberg, Simonsberg and Kogelberg. The DA in the Western Cape is deeply concerned about the financial burden that this places on the agricultural sector, and the potential job losses that may follow.   Read More...




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Image: Africa in need of sustainable agricultural production Africa is in dire need of transforming its agricultural sector. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, agricultural production needs to increase 60% by 2050 to keep up with the expected demand for food.   Read More...



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Image: XENOPHOBIA AFFECTS CHILDREN IN CARE-by Pam Jackson, Director and social worker at Ons Plek I am sharing it now in case it is helpful for anyone planning a group discussions with staff and children in our care.
A few years ago I wrote an article for NACCW on Xenophobia which is again raising its ugly head in South Africa. We again need to look at this issue not only because there are foreign children in our care but also because prejudice between different races and religions in our country still needs dire attention. I am sharing this article calling for our immediate attention before xenophobic emotions again sweep through our entire land.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Reliance & CoCT Implement Compost and Food Garden Workshops

We are very excited to announce our latest collaboration with the City of Cape Town. Together we will take on 30 schools between the areas of Mambre and Rondebosch, where we will teach Grade 6 learners how to compost their food waste, as well as helping them kick start their very own food garden at their school.   Read More...




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Image: HOW TO MAKE A SOUTH AFRICA WITHOUT HUNGER Buying the recipe becomes your donation.
Every week for 4 weeks, we will feature an exclusive recipe created by one of South Africa’s top chefs. Buying the recipe becomes your donation. Buy all 4 recipes and you won’t only increase your chances of winning, you’ll be making a very big difference in a lot of lives.   Read More...



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Slow Food Presents Its New Presidia at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre

Slow Food is gearing up to welcome some new arrivals into its family of Presidia. Coordinated by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, the Presidia project has been working to safeguard small-scale producers (and their products) since 2003. The project now works with over 13 thousand farmers and producers in over 50 countries,and has helped to protect over 400 products.   Read More...




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Image: Grown in Philippi : the garden’s main market was the local community Sibongile Sityebi - A leader with a vision and will to fight for farming

It’s a warm autumn morning, and Nyanga Junction is a bustle of comings and goings set to an erratic heartbeat of taxi horns. This vibrant ambience forms the backdrop of Asande Food Garden, nestled in the school grounds of Guguletu Comprehensive School on the Cape Flats   Read More...




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Image: The Urban Farmer - Running a garden presented challenges in the beginning

We first met Colin on a photoshoot for PLAAS. With his friendly smile and enthusiasm for farming, we couldn’t help but follow him to his home in Gugulethu to photograph his lush vegetable patch. We were so blown away by his neatly laid out, abundant garden and chicken and goose coops on that first meeting, that we knew we had to go back to record his story   Read More...




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Image: City Women Generate Food & Income on Tiny Urban Plots - revival of urban agriculture in the townships of Cape Town

Cape Town — "It's a lot of work", says Mama Lulama Jim as she takes respite from the wind in a makeshift container kitchen. She pauses to study her notes made during an early morning inspection of the current crops of cabbage, carrots, spinach, brinjal and spring onion.   Read More...




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Image: Urban agriculture for urban dignity Food really is at the heart of so much. It is linked to health, homes, family, dignity and livelihoods

Food really is at the heart of so much. It is linked to health, homes, family, dignity and livelihoods. At their best, local food economies can help alleviate food poverty, connect communities and aid in forming systems resilient to climate change. But, in our local context, many questions remain: How can we create more opportunities for women and youth in urban agriculture?   Read More...




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Image: Greenpop plants 10 002 indigenous trees at the Platbos Reforest Fests This year’s Reforest Fest opened with the Family Fest, which welcomed 177 planters of all shapes and sizes to the forest from 9-11 May

Over the weekends of 9-11 and 16-18 May 2014, Greenpop returned to Platbos Forest for its fifth and sixth Reforest Fest, planting 3001 trees at the Family Fest and 7001 at the Friends Fest.  All told, 622 people came together to plant 10 002 trees over both weekends, bringing the total trees planted at the Platbos Forest Reserve to date to 18 343 by Greenpop through the Reforest Fests.   Read More...



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