Food Gardens Policy in Support of Poverty Alleviation and Reduction, Cape Town, South Africa

City/Town/Village: Cape Town
State/Province: Western Cape
Country: South Africa
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Urban
Level of Government: City; Municipality
Population: 433,688
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Type: Legislation and regulation
Link to Policy (PDF): PDF
Year of Adoption: 2013
Food Systems Sector(s): Food acquisition, preparation and consumption; Food production
Policy Keywords: back yard gardening; children; compost; food gardens; food infrastructure; food insecurity; food rights; food security; front yard gardening; garden infrastructure; grant; hunger reduction; intergovernmental collaboration; job creation; job opportunities; malnutrition; multi-level governance; nutritional meals; poverty reduction; start up support; subsistence farming; urban agriculture; very poor; volunteers; vulnerable groups; water rights
Adopting Government Department(s): Cape Town City Council
Lead Implementing Entity(s): Poverty Alleviation Programme of the Social Development and Early Childhood Directorate, City of Cape Town
Support Entity(s): Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrade; Department of Economic Development; Property Management Department; City Parks; Provincial Department of Agriculture; Solid Waste - Cape Town City
Policy Outcome(s):

This policy facilitates residents' ability to grow food in urban gardens to support food security of the very poor. It calls for collaboration among relevant stakeholders to address the variety of topics that arise in urban food production and consumption, including city government departments, non-profits, and businesses.