Food Indaba

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Food Indaba is an annual programme of talks and events that focus on the local food system. The Food Indaba brings together a wide range of speakers involved in shaping the food system, providing an opportunity for food growers, academics, activists, writers, nutritionists, policy makers, food lovers and anyone interested in sustainable approaches, to engage in key issues intimately connected to the food we eat, and find ways to work together in creating a better food future

Dialogues Through Food

The popular series of culinary adventures focused on food stories features chefs Mmabatho Molefe, Ciki Galena and Jane Nshuti, wine entrepreneur Nomhle Zondani, Wild food specialist Loubie Rusch, and a Kids Cookout hosted by Food Jams.

Hunger and Power conferences

Hunger as a tool of war and political power is the primary focus of our conference events in 2024. The in-person conference is presented in partnership with the Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Unesco Chair in African Food Systems; the online conference with ICLEI Africa

Public Conversation

Live on Zoom from the Cape Town TV studios, a panel of food system leads from government, academia, NGOs and business unpack the newly published State of the City and High Level Panel of Experts Food Systems reports.

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