Food insecurity: Is South Africa at risk?


CALL FOR PAPERS: The Future of Farm Workers in South Africa –...
Venue: University of the Western Cape

Farm workers are an integral component of the economy and the food system in South Africa. Yet they are invariably poor, food insecure, marginalised and vulnerable to exploitation. Pro-farm worker legislation since 1994 has provided some protection, but it has also been associated with violations of labour rights and an accelerating pace of evictions and casualisation. Moreover, because agricultural employment is concentrated at specific times of year, seasonal farm workers face an under-reported crisis of underemployment and seasonal hunger.

Advocacy Meeting: Access to Food for Students
Date: July 25, 2019
Time: 09h00 - 16h00
Venue: Allan Cormack and Aaron Klug, New Life Sciences Building, 5th Floor, Core 1, University of the Western Cape

The Advocacy Meeting is a continuation of a series of meetings, which the Dullah Omar Institute has organised in response to an urgent need to address food insecurity in tertiary institutions nationwide. The Advocacy Meeting seeks to mobilise a coalition of stakeholders in preparation for the implementation phase of the Access to Food for Students Project.

The global food system is characterised by increasing concentration and financialisation.