Imbizo [ɪmˈbiːzɒ] – a gathering or a forum for discussion and decision making.
The Food Imbizo is a collaborative learning network connecting a group of people who are concerned about the way that food is governed. We aim to interact regularly, build networks, share information and to develop new knowledge that we can take into our individual practice as well as inform wider decision making.
The Food Imbizo evolved from the Food Governance Community of Practice, which was initiated by researchers and other stakeholders in 2017 under the auspices of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Our members are farmers, traders, government officials, civil society organisation representatives and practitioners. Ultimately we are orientated towards promoting transition to a sustainable and just food system.
The network is open to all and anyone who regularly attends the meetings and actively contributes is considered a member of the Community.