Food and Crisis Panel Discussion

A Talk by Leonie Joubert, Veronica Baleni, Andrew Boraine and Gray Maguire
Bhukukla Farming Co-op Ltd, Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP) and Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning – Western Cape Government

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A live panel discussion moderated by Leonie Joubert, building on the talks by Veronica Baleni, Andrew Boraine and Gray Maguire. The panel discussion will focus on common issues across the Food and Crisis theme, and how the topics indicate similar or divergent risks, opportunities and needs. We encourage viewers to ask questions for Leonie to put to the experts, as well as to discusss with others tuned in, in the live chat. This set of themed panel discussions will be recorded for viewing by those who could not join the livestream.

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Leonie Joubert

Independent science writer and author

Veronica Baleni

Veronica Baleni is the founder and managing director of Bhukula Farming Co-Operative Limited. She is smallholder farmer who has been farming for the past fifteen years and registered her business in 2016.

Andrew Boraine

Andrew Boraine is the CEO of the EDP. He has been involved in South Africa’s local government, urban and economic development and transition processes for the past 35 years, as activist, advisor, negotiator, government planner, city manager, chief executive, facilitator, communicator, writer and photographer.

Gray Maguire

Green Economy Coordinator, Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning – Western Cape Government. Gray was a team member on the Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management response food security task team for the Covid-19 crises. He was the originator of the food waste diversion programme as well as the CoCare Voucher – Food Voucher system.

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