Webinar: Towards a ‘Good Food Future’? Visioning a resilient food system in Cape Town

Date: May 20, 2020
Time: 09h30 - 12h00
Venue: Zoom Webinar

The COVID-19 crisis is causing a moment of disruption laying bare the vulnerabilities and inequalities of the current food system. This presents both a human catastrophe that requires immediate action and, at the same time, an opportunity for reshaping the future food policy space for a healthier, more equitable and sustainable South African food system.

You’re invited to participate in a Food Governance Community of Practice (FOODGov CoP) meeting to consider three visions for the food system. These are:

1) The Declaration on Good Food Future in the Western Cape  devised by the CoP in October 2018;

2) The People’s Food Sovereignty Act;

3) A vision entitled: Delivering the Vision: Resilient Food System Governance in Cape Town submitted by ICLEI Africa and partners in response to the Rockefeller Foundation’s Food System Vision Prize. This vision was one of the 73 visions selected out of 3000 to be refined in Phase 2.

The aim of the meeting will be to explore how these three visions complement and differ from each other with particular resonance to the challenges and opportunities posed by the current pandemic. The meeting will be structured as follows:

09:30-10:45 – Reconciling the three visions for the food system
10:45-12:00 – Break-out discussions by thematic area (Environment, Diets, Economics, Culture, Technology and Policy)

Click here to register for the meeting.

Choose one of the thematic breakaway groups and collaborate on online discussion documents by filling out this form.

Reports and presentations from the previous CoP meetings can be found in this shared Google Drive folder.

For more information please contact: camilla.adelle@up.ac.za  083 260 4703.

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