1 September 2023
AfriFOODlinks quarterly newsletter | September 2023
Welcome to the first edition of the AfriFOODlinks quarterly mailer!
NEWS AND PROJECT UPDATES
African cities lead the way into a new era of food system collaboration
Last month, mayors, city officials and global experts gathered in Kisumu, Kenya, to chart a new path for food systems research in Africa.The meeting marked a significant milestone in the ambitious urban food systems project, AfriFOODlinks. It served to inspire collaborative and innovative action on food system governance across the various project cities.
Cape Town Food Dialogues 2023: Strengthening multi-stakeholder action through dialogue
Over 500 Cape Town residents converged for the 2023 Food Dialogues in July, spanning walking tours, art exhibits, workshops, and virtual conferences. Since its launch in 2014, the annual event has bolstered multi-stakeholder collaboration in Cape Town’s food system. Focused on the ‘food system and polycrisis’ theme, discussions tackled interconnected challenges like climate issues, pandemics, water scarcity, and conflicts.
Feast for the Eyes: Revealing Africa's Culinary Delights Through Photo Contest Winners and Finalists
Hot spicey Akara
Matooke & G-nut Katogo
ICLEI and FAO launch a handbook to support circular food systems and food security in Latin America
The City Practitioners Handbook series supports local governments that wish to apply circular development principles to their priority areas of intervention. The Circular Food Systems in Latin America Handbook (available in Portuguese) is the first adaptation of the City Practitioners Handbook: Circular Food Systems.
3rd Africa Food Environment Research Network (FERN2023) Meeting
1-3 November 2023
Theme: Facilitating the identification, collation and valorisation of food environment research, policy, and practice in Africa