WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
Because climate change will affect everybody.
Covid-19 has bought what is important into focus by shining a light on the vulnerability of our people, their homes and communities as well as the atrocious wealth disparity and how the poor bear the brunt of any crises.
It has also highlighted how precarious and inefficient our food system is spending 10 units of fossil fuels for each unit of food, contributing 30% of our greenhouse gases while it destroys our water and soil systems.
Acknowledging that 90% of our staple crops are genetically modified and that the market dominance of the large players excludes small food producers and undermines healthier more diverse local food networks – enforcing historic patterns of racial and gender oppression, land dispossession and economic exclusion.
Showing us that much of our economic activity results in unnecessary goods and services; pandering to international spend while 52% of our people fall into food poverty and our national unemployment tips over 50%.
We now have the unique opportunity to #buildbackbeter and grow real resilience in our people, their homes and citied and indeed the food and economic system.
SEED believes that change happens through people – it is capacitated and committed individuals that make change in the world. South African are the most incredible, resilient people and it is within our means to grow resilient socially cohesive communities - localizing food systems, growing circular economy enterprises and giving our incredible youth the chance to thrive.