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Food Dialogues

July 20 @ 8:00 am - August 14 @ 5:00 pm

Food Dialogues is a free online programme on the local food system bringing together speakers involved in shaping the food system, hosted by the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust in partnership with African Centre for Cities, Oribi Village, the City of Cape Town, ICLEI and Derrick.

The Covid-19 pandemic has rendered in stark relief the urgent and critical need for a resilient, healthier and just food system. The Food Dialogues programme brings together a diverse  range of voices involved in shaping the food system, providing an opportunity for food growers, academics, activists, writers, nutritionists, policy makers, food lovers and anyone interested in better approaches to engage in key issues intimately connected to the food we eat and the future of food.

The programme, which runs from 20 July to 14 August is organised around five themes:

  • Food and Crisis
  • Food and Politics
  • Food and Health
  • Food and Culture
  • Food and Economics

From 20 July to 10 August we will release pre-recorded videos from each of our expert panellists on the topic they will be discussing as part of their theme. Then from the 10 to 14 August we will host  real-time, live-streamed 90-minute panel discussion, on each of the themes. The videos are released prior to the panel discussions area primer for participants so that more time can be spent engaging with the ideas and issues rather than listening to inputs. Remember you have to register to gain access to the content and events. 

Registration opened: 13 July
First content released: 20 July
Speaker talks released: 27 to 31 July
Moderated panel discussions: 10 to 14 August




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