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    23 - 28 August: Lesotho, Mozambique and South Africa

    Reports & Research
    November, 2015
    Southern Africa

    The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Southern Africa Food Lab (SAFL) and Reos Partners organised a learning exchange aimed to deepening the understanding on the linkages between agriculture and social protection, focusing on lessons and experiences from southern Africa. The purpose of this learning exchange was to facilitate sharing and compiling of lessons learned in the design, implementation and institutional arrangements of linkages between social protection, food security and agricultural-based livelihoods, including good practice

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    Building local economies: how small holder farmers make markets work for them and food safety, ethical and environmental standards

    Reports & Research
    October, 2015
    South Africa

    This research report contains an overview of two innovations that form part of a project called Supporting Smallholder Agriculture (SSA) conducted by the Southern Africa Food Lab (SAFL). The two innovations documented in this report simultaneously investigated market segmentation and standards - related challenges among smallholder farmers in two parts of the country.

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    June 2015 - February 2016, Mopani district of Limpopo, South Africa

    Reports & Research
    June, 2016
    South Africa

    Between late 2014 and June 2016, South Africa experienced an El Niño-related drought, which various reports claim to be the worst meteorological drought in the southern Africa region in 35 years. In February 2016, the Southern Africa Food Lab (SAFL) commissioned a drought impact assessment (DIA) in the Mopani district of Limpopo province, as part of its Agro-ecology Awareness (AeA) project, and Supporting Smallholder Agriculture programme. This report provides the findings of this assessment.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2015
    South Africa

    This paper is a systematic review of published literature pertaining to organic agriculture in South Africa. The review gives an overview of the status of the organic sector in South Africa, in terms of both agriculture and market trends. The specific focus is on issues surrounding the development of smallholder farmers within the organic sector. The document includes three case studies of organic smallholder farming projects from around South Africa: the Heiveld Cooperative (Northern Cape), Ezemvelo Farmers’ Organisation (KwaZulu-Natal) and Siyavuna (KwaZulu-Natal).

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    How and why the Toolkit was developed, and lessons learnt from its application in the Mopani and Umkhanyakude districts in South Africa

    Training Resources & Tools
    August, 2016
    South Africa

    This document provides an introduction to the Smallholder Farmer Market Segmentation Toolkit produced by the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) and the Southern Africa Food Lab (SAFL) during 2014 and 2015.

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    A research project facilitated by SAFL and funded by GIZ

    Reports & Research
    September, 2015
    South Africa

    The overarching aim of the study was to identify ways through which smallholder farmers could be supported to enter the sector.

    The objectives of the project were to:

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    Workshop held at STIAS, Stellenbosch on the 25 and February 2016

    Reports & Research
    February, 2016
    South Africa

    This is a report from a workshop organised by the Southern Africa Food LAB (SAFL) in collabora?on with Solidaridad Southern Africa, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to develop a set of entry level standard principles; and an integrated environmental, ethical, and social market standard for smallholder farmers.

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    Compiled for small holder farmers and trainers in South Africa

    Training Resources & Tools
    July, 2016
    Southern Africa

    This manual provides a short history of localg.a.p. and its entry into South Africa and provides information for trainers providing support to small holder farmers who want to achieve localg.a.p. compliance. 

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    What is the research telling us?

    Reports & Research
    October, 2013
    South Africa

    The vitally important provision of food through the food system is not a simple linear process, but a contested outcome of a complex system. This systematic literature review was undertaken to better understand the inherent complexity of this system and inform a long‐ term scenario‐planning process aimed at ensuring a food secure future in South Africa.  

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2013
    South Africa

    The Southern Africa Food Lab (SAFL) and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape (PLAAS) are engaged in a project called Supporting Smallholders into Commercial Agriculture: A social dialogue and learning project. This project has been designed to ensure strong linkages between academic research and processes of social dialogue, policy debate, media dissemination and institutional learning among stakeholders involved in the development of smallholder agriculture. This report documents the proceedings of the first innovation lab.

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