From humble beginnings as a feeding scheme in the 1980s, Siyabonga Africa has grown to include entrepreneurship programmes and business skills that incorporate food security.
With its Springboard Marketing Institute, the Red & Yellow School of advertising and marketing is widening the pool of skills in the industry.
The Western Cape government is working with academia to find ways of building smart agricultural solutions that are resilient in the face of climate change. The aim is food security.
Because youth are the future, they need to be part of the solution when it comes to climate change, food sovereignty and sustainable ways of living, believe the founders of Ekasi Project Green.
The large food garden at Chapel Street Primary School in Cape Town produces 10kg of fresh produce daily, which supplements the school feeding scheme. The garden is also used in the biology curriculum, to offer gardening as an extramural, and as a way to teach the children about caring.
Lima Rural Development Foundation runs several projects that have benefited thousands of people. Some of its most important and far-reaching programmes involve setting up systems to ensure food security for vulnerable rural households.
Run by PhD candidate Kenalemang Kgoroeadira, Thojane Organic Farm combines traditional African knowledge with modern permaculture techniques to produce retail-worthy organic produce and a sustainable source of income.