Food System Transformations

SARA supported three events in 2021 that dealt with food system transformations in southern Africa:

  1. An independent regional dialogue in the lead-up to the UN Food Systems Summit (April 2021)
  2. A futuring workshop exploring “Futures of Food in southern Africa” (September 2021)
  3. A webinar on “Insights and Actions” for food system transformations (December 2021)

Find more information and relevant documents below. Please click on the images to download the content.


Concept note: UNFSS Independent Dialogue

Concept note describing the background and agenda for the independent regional dialogue convened as part of the official run-up to the UN Food Systems Summit. The dialogue focused on the theme of “Managing the water and energy we eat: advancing water-energy-food (WEF) nexus approaches to achieve food systems transformation in southern Africa”.


Feedback report: UNFSS Independent Dialogue

Official feedback report submitted to the UN Food Systems Summit after the independent regional dialogue.


Workshop write-up: Futures of Food in southern Africa

Write-up of the futuring workshop, outlining tools used and participants’ ideas for more positive food futures in the southern African region. This is a working document, so the write-up is only available as a draft report.


Coming soon: Insights brief on Food System Transformations in southern Africa

A brief synthesizing the insights and recommendations collected during the 2021 food system events will be made available here in early 2022.