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Surplus food: The key to boosting household food security
Surplus food: The key to boosting household food securityArticle

Government needs to legislate labelling that supports the diversion of surplus food; the food value chain needs to find efficient ways to divert and deliver it; and civil society needs to put pressure on the system to ensure that their fellow countrymen are adequately fed and nourished...

John Hudson 8 Sep 2020

FoodForward SA highlights integral role of women in food security, distribution
FoodForward SA highlights integral role of women in food security, distributionArticle

According to the National Income Dynamic Study's (NIDS-CRAM) Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey, 2 million women were left unemployed in South Africa between February and April this year...

28 Aug 2020

How optimal water use can support food security, reduce waste in Africa
How optimal water use can support food security, reduce waste in AfricaArticle

While wastewater reuse presents a sustainable solution in supporting food security amid looming water shortages, the infrastructure costs present a barrier to widespread adoption in South Africa...

27 Aug 2020

Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutions
Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutionsArticle

Tetra Pak Southern Africa continues to adapt its value chain to support the circular economy and meet growing demand for sustainable packaging from retailers and food and beverage producers...

20 Aug 2020

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FLM campaign dents SA's deepening hunger crisisArticle

Food Lover's Market's fourth annual Hunger Month campaign raised funds equating to 1,030,888 meals, exceeding the fresh produce retailer's 1 million meal target for 2020...

Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Aug 2020

FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, waste
FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, wasteArticle

Gearing up for the inaugural International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has unveiled a new platform...

30 Jul 2020

More than 300 chefs, 10 cities, over 67,000 litres of soup for Mandela Day
More than 300 chefs, 10 cities, over 67,000 litres of soup for Mandela DayArticle

Over 300 chefs took to their stoves on Mandela Day, producing 77,455 litres of soup to feed the vulnerable in South Africa...

21 Jul 2020

FoodForward SA's expanded network reaching under-served communities across SA
FoodForward SA's expanded network reaching under-served communities across SAArticle

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, food redistribution charity FoodForward SA has successfully distributed more than 4,000 tonnes of food to vulnerable communities...

20 Jul 2020

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FoodForward SA delivers 86,500 food parcels in 10 daysArticle

FoodForward SA, through its partnership with the Solidarity Fund, successfully delivered 86,500 food parcels to vulnerable households experiencing severe food insecurity...

7 May 2020

Shoprite Group customer donations to Solidarity Fund hit R1m
Shoprite Group customer donations to Solidarity Fund hit R1mArticle

The Shoprite Group has thanked its customers for reaching the R1m mark in funds raised for the Solidarity Fund, and matched customer contributions with another R1m...

6 May 2020

Woolworths allocates over R34m towards Covid-19 response
Woolworths allocates over R34m towards Covid-19 responseArticle

Woolworths has announced a commitment of over R34m to support a variety of initiatives to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa...

22 Apr 2020

UCook launches Food Fund to help South Africans in need
UCook launches Food Fund to help South Africans in needArticle

South African meal kit delivery service UCook has launched its new Food Fund in partnership with FoodForward South Africa, the Philippi Economic Development Initiative (Pedi) and Ladles of Love.

16 Apr 2020

FoodForward SA makes R50m appeal to help up-scale its reach during Covid-19 lockdown
FoodForward SA makes R50m appeal to help up-scale its reach during Covid-19 lockdownArticle

FoodForward SA has launched a R50m appeal to extend its outreach footprint and get food to a wider network in order to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

25 Mar 2020

Checkers launches state-of-the-art flagship in Constantia
Checkers launches state-of-the-art flagship in ConstantiaArticle

Checkers opened the doors to its state-of-the-art 2,330 m² flagship supermarket at the new Constantia Emporium property development yesterday...

27 Nov 2019

Woolies to expand FoodForward SA partnership over festive period
Woolies to expand FoodForward SA partnership over festive periodArticle

Woolworths will be expanding its partnership with food redistribution organisation FoodForward SA over the festive period, this year.

6 Nov 2019

How blockchain is central to building a circular economy
How blockchain is central to building a circular economyArticle

Blockchain will play a pivotal role in completely transforming the recycling supply chain and making the circular economy a reality...

31 Oct 2019

Food rescue initiative SA Harvest launches in Cape Town
Food rescue initiative SA Harvest launches in Cape TownArticle

Launched in tandem with this year's World Food Day, SA Harvest - the South African version of the highly successful OzHarvest - is officially off the ground. Its CEO, Alan Browde, shared the initiative's journey thus far...

Sindy Peters 16 Oct 2019

South Africa wastes 10m tonnes of food annually
South Africa wastes 10m tonnes of food annuallyArticle

A 2017 report by the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) - Food Loss and Waste: Facts and Futures - found that South Africans waste a third of all food in the country...

9 Sep 2019

Chef Elijah Amoo Addo.
How food can foster stronger relations between Europe and AfricaArticle

Chef Elijah Amoo Addo to address EurAfrican Forum on how food can foster stronger relations between Europe and Africa...

12 Jun 2019

Is zero hunger by 2030 achievable given the huge challenges we face?
Is zero hunger by 2030 achievable given the huge challenges we face?Article

South Africans recently celebrated their 25th Freedom Day. In many respects we have come a long way as a nation. And yet, we are behind in so much development and the slow progress means that we are ultimately failing our citizens...

Andy Du Plessis 20 May 2019

FoodForward SA celebrates 10 years with commitment to feeding 1 million people
FoodForward SA celebrates 10 years with commitment to feeding 1 million peopleArticle

Commemorating its 10-year anniversary this year, food redistribution organisation FoodForward SA has committed to feeding 1 million people daily within five years...

25 Apr 2019

Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs
Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occursArticle

The volume of edible food that is wasted is staggering. In 2017, the UN estimated that almost a third of all food that is produced is discarded...

Megan Blake 1 Oct 2018

SA's TastePal ready to scale after early success with corporates
SA's TastePal ready to scale after early success with corporatesArticle

South African startup TastePal is ready to scale into other sectors and countries after completing its proof of concept stage with six corporates...

Tom Jackson 19 Sep 2018

300,000kg of surplus food donated through KFC Harvest programme
300,000kg of surplus food donated through KFC Harvest programmeArticle

KFC South Africa's Harvest initiative aims to change the way the quick service restaurant industry deals with surplus food in restaurants...

5 Sep 2018

FoodForward's new digital platform unlocks real potential of foodbanking
FoodForward's new digital platform unlocks real potential of foodbankingArticle

FoodForward SA has introduced the FoodShare Digital Platform, a technological answer to the logistical demands of an organisation that recovers surplus food in the supply chain for redistribution...

28 Aug 2018

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What to eat at the 2018 Street Food FestivalArticle

The fifth annual Street Food Festival will be held at the Cruise Terminal at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 1-2 September 2018 before taking its culinary delights to the Common Ground in Maboneng...

15 Aug 2018

FoodForward SA's Second Harvest an agri outreach to feed more people
FoodForward SA's Second Harvest an agri outreach to feed more peopleArticle

Andy Du Plessis, FoodForward SA's managing director shares more on why Second Harvest was created and the importance of food security...

Robin Fredericks 25 Jun 2018

Woolworths teams up with FoodForward SA to tackle food waste
Woolworths teams up with FoodForward SA to tackle food wasteArticle

Woolworths has partnered with national non-profit organisation (NPO), FoodForward SA to increase access to food across the country...

20 Jun 2018

Shoprite Group partners with community food gardens ahead of World Hunger Day
Shoprite Group partners with community food gardens ahead of World Hunger DayArticle

Community food gardens are gearing up to sell their vegetables at selected Checkers stores on Friday, 18 May to raise awareness ahead of World Hunger Day on 28 May.

16 May 2018

#GlobalFoodSecurity: Food Forward SA turns to digital solution in quest to reduce hunger
#GlobalFoodSecurity: Food Forward SA turns to digital solution in quest to reduce hungerArticle

Food Forward South Africa has over the last two years developed a virtual platform that allows it to streamline how it carries out its mission...

Sindy Peters 7 Dec 2017

Nicholas.gosse via  - Olive tree plantation in Tunisia. Olive oil is Tunisia’s largest agricultural export.
Africa's top 10 most food-secure countriesArticle

Finding enough to eat has been an ages-old challenge for Africans. Against a physical environment often hostile to agricultural and pastoral activity...

7 Dec 2017

Pick n Pay, FoodForward SA partner for national Mandela Day food drive
Pick n Pay, FoodForward SA partner for national Mandela Day food driveArticle

This Mandela Day, Pick n Pay and FoodForward SA have partnered for a national food drive with a goal to provide one million meals...

5 Jul 2017

Shoprite's new R5 meals meet market's needs
Shoprite's new R5 meals meet market's needsArticle

Mindful of hard economic times for its customers, Shoprite has introduced deli meals for R5 at stores across the country...

8 Jun 2017

Shoprite opens doors to community gardens for World Hunger Day
Shoprite opens doors to community gardens for World Hunger DayArticle

To raise awareness of World Hunger Day on Sunday 28 May 2017, the Shoprite Group will give community projects it supports access to local markets...

24 May 2017

Law starving the poor
Law starving the poorArticle

Advocates of the distribution of surplus food to the poor are calling for the Consumer Protection Act to be changed to allow donors to feed more of the 14-million people who go hungry every day in South Africa...

4 Dec 2016

Checkers partners with Food and Trees for Africa to establish sustainable food gardens
Checkers partners with Food and Trees for Africa to establish sustainable food gardensArticle

In light of Arbor Week, Checkers has partnered Food and Trees for Africa and 11 community organisations, to help upgrade existing food gardens and establish new ones to address food security needs in communities facing serious food security challenges...

5 Sep 2016

Shoprite pledges 67,000 sandwiches every month for a year
Shoprite pledges 67,000 sandwiches every month for a yearArticle

The Shoprite Group has undertaken to make 67,000 peanut butter sandwiches for local charities in need this Mandela Day and has pledged to keep doing this every month until Mandela Day 2017...

15 Jul 2016

Shoprite and Checkers launch fund to fight winter hunger
Shoprite and Checkers launch fund to fight winter hungerArticle

The Shoprite Group is helping to fight hunger in vulnerable communities this winter by its surplus food donation programme and mobile soup kitchens...

31 May 2016

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Germans excited about Zambian agri sectorArticle

"Made in Germany" will participate in the annual Agritech Expo and will form part of the German pavilion...

1 Mar 2016

All the bacon you can eat at Baconfest
All the bacon you can eat at BaconfestArticle

On Saturday, 5 December, 2015, The South African Baconfest celebrates the love of bacon at La Bottega Restaurant at Buchanan square 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock in Cape Town.

13 Oct 2015

PnP eyes 5000 jobs a year through waste plan
PnP eyes 5000 jobs a year through waste planArticle

Pick n Pay has announced a "war on waste" campaign that will see the retailer focusing on food waste, energy inefficiency and high unemployment levels...

28 Jul 2015

The Mobile Soup Kitchen needs an ice-cream truck
The Mobile Soup Kitchen needs an ice-cream truckArticle

The Mobile Soup Kitchen has been operating in Goodwood and Elsies River on the last Sunday of each month since May 2014. Now they have a collaboration that will see it grow and develop into much more than ever expected...

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Cape Town to celebrate the love of bacon
Cape Town to celebrate the love of baconArticle

The love of bacon will be celebrated on Saturday, 29 November ,2014, at the South African Baconfest, to be held at La Bottega Restaurant, Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town.

22 Oct 2014

Eat, love, waste 1,3bn tons of food a year
Eat, love, waste 1,3bn tons of food a yearArticle

Many a child has been admonished for not eating their food with the words "...there are children starving in Ethiopia..." usually to little or no avail.

6 Jun 2013

Southern Africa: Boost cross-border trade for food securityArticle

LUSAKA: Small-scale traders on either side of the Mwami Border Post between Zambia and Malawi are key to meeting local demands that larger importers do not.

6 Aug 2010

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