Cape Town, South Africa

Community Food Committees for urban health and nutrition

The food cluster at the African Centre for Cities is developing Food System Committees as sub-urban governance structures designed to reshape neighbourhood food systems to improve health and nutrition. This uses a process of participatory research to generate both relevant data and community groups that can effect local food system change through both community-driven processes and facilitated engagement with local government. This task will focus on developing the engagement process with local government. It will seek to development impact pathways to connect food system committee members to local and provincial government and seek to understand how such committees can gain traction, and support from local and provincial government to effect food systems change to improve health and nutrition.

Impact and innovation

Impact on urban food policy governance / Innovation from private sector

  • Jane Battersby Lennard