Around 1 million people in South Africa—the majority of whom are recent arrivals from the former apartheid homelands, Transkei and Ciskei— live in the shacks that make up Khayelitsha, Nyanga and the area surrounding the Cape Flats outside Cape Town. Just under half, or 40 percent, of the population is unemployed, while the rest barely earn enough income to feed their families. In this week’s episode, Nourishing the Planet research fellow, Molly Theobald, introduces an innovation that is helping families in these settlements become farmers to improve their diets, create a source of income, restore the local environment and bring fresh produce to the city.
To read more about innovations that improve diets and incomes while bringing fresh produce to the city, see: From the Township Garden to the City Table.
- Innovation of the Week: From the Township Garden to the City Table
- Untapped Potential for Nourishing the Planet
- Nourishing the Planet TV: Funding a Blue Revolution
- Nourishing the Planet TV: Staying Tuned for More Innovations
- Nourishing the Planet TV: Reducing Post-Harvest Waste
- Nourishing the Planet Presents Voices from the Field
- Nourishing the Planet at Slow Food Internationals Terra Madre 2010
- Nourishing the Planet Presents Voices From the Field at Slow Food International’s Terra Madre