Why we started
Food Equity, Equality and Democracy (FEED) was established in 2020 after the founders realised the need for a collaborative-, system-thinking- and circular economic-based approach to the food system. This brought together a combined 19 years of experience working in different parts of the food system.
A fairer, more equal food system in South Africa
Our vision is simple: that of a a fairer, more equal food system for all in South Africa. While it is simple, it is also a monumental and worthy task, one that we can attain if we work together towards it.
FEED aims to increase food access and to diversify the food system in South Africa by taking a multi-faceted, multi-stakeholder approach. This approach promotes the ability of communities to have a say in what they produce and eat by working towards a food value system that is more equitable, allows more equality and is democratic in its nature.
We all have a vested interest in ensuring a healthy food system. Working together to ensure that we can all play our part in ensuring a healthy food system is the best way to succeed.
Bringing together communities, the development sector, industry, the state and academia to create solutions to some of the country’s most pressing problems.
Applying entrepreneurship in combination with creativity to identify solutions that work for communities.
Using design thinking to craft new ways for people to access food, enabling rapid advances in identifying solutions.
Valuing transparency and accountability in how we contribute to positive impact in the sector.
Applying a bottom-up approach that reflects our respect for all people, appreciation of diversity and commitment to equality.
Get in touch
If you find that our vision and mission resonates with you and your activities, please get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you.