About the Conference

Sustainable food systems are critical across the globe, as societies grapple with the challenge of feeding growing populations while minimising environmental degradation, ensuring social equity, and fostering economic prosperity. Africa’s existing food systems maintain disparities and neglect to tackle the increasing levels of hunger and malnutrition.

The Food Governance Conference will disseminate advocacy efforts and research initiatives aimed at advancing discussions on food governance challenges confronting South Africa and beyond. The conference will delve into various themes, including:

Advancing healthier diets through effective food policy and governance, drawing insights from case studies in Australia and around the world.

  • Exploring governance frameworks within Indigenous Peoples’ food systems.
  • Addressing issues of equity and social justice within food systems.
  • Examining the intersection of food security and sustainability.
  • Investigating the influence of commercial factors on health outcomes.

Benefits of Attending

Connect with a diverse range of stakeholders, including policymakers, researchers, academics, NGOs, and industry professionals

Engage in discussions on policy frameworks, governance structures, and regulatory mechanisms aimed at promoting sustainable food systems at local, national, and global levels

As one of the very few conferences focusing on food governance in Africa, attendees have the chance to be at the forefront of shaping the discourse, policies, and initiatives that will drive positive change in the region's food systems

By attending the conference, you actively contribute to the discourse on sustainable food systems and help drive positive change towards a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable future for all

Gain valuable insights into the complexities of sustainable food systems, including environmental, social, and economic considerations, from experts and practitioners in the field

Conference starts in

15 - 16 August 2024

Johannesburg , South Africa

2-Day Pass • Ex VAT

Cost per person

R 10,990  

NB: Price is in South African Rand. Price displayed exclude VAT.

Target Audience

The Conference targets participants from the following industries, among others:

Government Officials and Policymakers: Representatives from national and local government agencies responsible for agriculture, food security, environment, health, and trade policy • Researchers and Academics: Scholars and researchers from universities, research institutions, and think tanks specialising in agriculture, food systems, environmental science, nutrition, public health, and economics • NGOs and Civil Society Organisations: Representatives from non-governmental organisations (NGOs), grassroots organisations, and community-based groups working on food security, environmental conservation, social justice, and sustainable agriculture • Farmers and Producers: Smallholder farmers, agricultural cooperatives, and representatives from farming organisations and producer associations involved in sustainable agriculture and food production • Industry Stakeholders: Representatives from the food industry, including food producers, processors, distributors, retailers, and food service providers interested in sustainability, supply chain management, and corporate social responsibility • Consumers and Consumer Advocates: Representatives from consumer advocacy groups, food cooperatives, and consumer organisations interested in promoting sustainable and ethical food consumption