IFAA Public Forum: South Africa’s Urban Farming Revolution

Urban farming is not a new phenomenon but it has proliferated rapidly in recent years. This has been driven by advances in technology and global challenges that include food insecurity, energy shortage, urban migration, poverty, unemployment and environmental degradation. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization urban farming is currently practised by over one-tenth... Continue Reading →

IFAA pays tribute to Prof. Daniel Plaatjies

The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) deeply regrets the sudden passing of our former Board Member, Daniel Plaatjieson 10 October 2020. Professor Plaatjies served on the IFAA  board from 2014 to 2018 for many years, since 2014. At that time, under the directorship of the late Professor Ben Turok, he provided guidance and a sound... Continue Reading →

IFAA Executive Director position

The Insititute for African Alternatives is seeking to appoint a new Executive Director:     JOB DESCRIPTION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR     GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1)  Board Governance:  Works with board in order to fulfil the organization mission.  Responsible for leading IFAA in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors. Responsible... Continue Reading →

The Zimbabwe Crisis: An IFAA Forum

After protests in November 2017 saw the end of Robert Mugabe’s rule with the intervention of the military, there was a rise of optimism of the future for Zimbabwe. Emmerson Mangagwa on his inauguration promised ‘radical economic reforms’. In spite of this, the economic crisis has continued to deepen with hyperinflation and worsening food insecurity... Continue Reading →

Happy Africa month from the IFAA Team.

57 years ago the African Leaders came together and laid down the foundation footsteps of Africa’s freedom from colonialism and neo-colonialism. The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was an organisation that promoted unity, cohesion and solidarity amongst the states and this remains to be true with its successor the African Union (AU). Through the years... Continue Reading →

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