How crisis impacts our food system
A Talk by Gray Maguire
Green Economy Coordinator,
Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning – Western Cape Government
About this talk
Our food system is based on effective links to a global system of supply, finance, processing and distribution. When disrupted by a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, the system starts to break down in numerous ways. It also morphs over the duration of the pandemic and lockdown, as various role-players respond in their own ways. Unanticipated problems lead to unexpected consequences, which are even more challenging in cities like Cape Town, where the informal parts of our food system play such an essential role.<hr>
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Themes covered by this talk
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.