The Western Cape government is supporting community farming projects with funding to help boost food security and entrepreneurship.
Small-scale subsistence farming has the potential to improve food security in the province, according to chair of the standing committee for Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture, Beverley Schäfer.
Community food gardens and single household food gardens become an important part of ensuring access to nutritious food.— Beverley Schäfer, WC Standing Committee Chairperson on Economic Development, Tourism & Agriculture
Schäfer explains that access to sufficient nutritious food is a greater concern in urban areas.
Communal gardens are able to feed communities and can sell the excess of their fresh produce for extra income and entrepreneurial skill, says Schäfer.
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies: