Reducing on-farm food loss and waste and improving food security through the use of a mobile phone application to sell and buy fresh produce, whilst sharing knowledge and learning how to reduce food waste.

The purpose of this site is to provide:

  • An overview of the project and its partners
  • Details on the application trial, how to take part and the research
  • Latest news and think pieces on sustainable food systems, food loss and waste, and social learning
  • Provide you with useful information and resources

Latest News

Introducing UNEP 10 YFP visitors to the Food For Us Project

Towards the end of November, the South African Food For Us team had the privilege of hosting Ryu Koide from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and Stefanie Chan from Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) in both Grahamstown and Stellenbosch....

Trialing of the app has started

It’s official, the trialing of the app has started, with the first users having received training on how to use the app at four training sessions held in our trial zones: Philippi and Khayelitsha (Western Cape), 5 Sept. Stanford and surrounds (Western Cape), 6 Sept....

Workshops to launch the project and app

At the beginning of August, we launched the project and introduced the app and research to more than 100 people.  Workshops were held at the Sustainability Institute nr Stellenbosch, and Rhodes University, Grahamstown.  The attendees represented growers (small and...