Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Our Story


Saluting the unsung heroes.

The next time you eat a hamburger or drink a beer, remember that the food you eat and the drinks you enjoy started in the soil somewhere. It was put there and protected from drought, disease and pests by the hands of our highly skilled agriculturists.

When you share a pizza or gather for shisa nyama, raise a glass to the long chain of hands who delivered it to you. They buried their money in the ground, saw to the health and productivity of what was growing there and found markets and supply chains to get the products to your table.

As you put food in your supermarket trolley, spare a thought for the industry of land investors, farm and factory workers, scientists and marketers who enable South Africa to be the most food secure country in Africa*. These are the food stories you don’t often hear.

Food For Mzansi is an initiative to introduce South Africans to the unsung heroes of the agricultural industry. We unashamedly share success stories and good news from the farms and agri-businesses who feed South Africa. We believe in the power of agriculture to promote nation building and social cohesion by telling stories that are often overlooked by broader society.

Furthermore, we would like to introduce ordinary people to the many career opportunities available within the agriculture space.

*Global Food Security Index, The Economist