The food system is constantly shifting and changing, and it is up to us to seize opportunities to move it to a more sustainable, equitable and productive system.
The Farmers’ Lab of the 28th of May will discuss opportunities to build a more efficient food system by drawing together representatives of the new West Rand Mega Park and local entrepreneurs who are aiming to build strong local capacity in food trade, processing and production.
The Zodwa Khoza Foundation has partnered with Soweto Business Assist to explore strategies to enable local spaza shops to buy in bulk, and directly from farmers.
The West Rand Mega Park is envisaging systems and processes that will enable more direct trade between producers and consumers, but facilitated through digital, converged and devolved systems. The systems they are developing will allow more direct trade between stakeholders, less food miles, and lower costs of storage and transportation.
This Farmers’ Lab will explore how the “Farm 2 Fork” systems of the West Rand Mega Park can be utilized by local players in the food system. We will have a open discussion on how opportunities that the West Rand Mega Park creates can be seized by actors in the food system
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