Food Dialogues


Food Dialogues is an annual programme of talks and events that focus on the food system. First hosted in 2014, sessions bring together a wide range of speakers involved in shaping the food system, providing an opportunity for food growers, academics, activists, writers, nutritionists, policy makers, food lovers and anyone interested in meaningful change to engage in key issues intimately connected to the food we eat and the future of food, with the goal of fostering a healthier, more resilient and just food system. Cooking, sharing and eating food also form important elements, while arts exhibitions and tours diversify the approaches and introduce aspects of celebration and commemoration. While grounded in dialogue, these gatherings are designed to improve, provoke and further actions taken in the real world. More information at

Food Dialogues is hosted by the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust (Reg. IT20812/2014, PBO 930052666), a non-profit public benefit organisation that works through food and farming to strengthen South Africa's urban communities and the ecosystems that sustain them. Details at

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