It is tragic and outrageous that the people who produce the food that we eat in South Africa are those most likely to go hungry. Some people think that this issue can only be resolved by redistributing land. Others think that wages must improve. But nobody has really engaged with farm workers themselves about what they would like to see for their future. This is why a national conference on the future of farm workers in South Africa will be held in October, as farm workers, academics, activists, farmers and government officials create a vision for what the future of farm workers could be.
Former CoE-FS-funded student, Charity Pote, co-authors the chapter, “Food insecurity and hunger: The experiences of child-headed households in a selected community in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa”, in the Relational Child & Youth Care Practice (34:4).