Proudly South African's Pilot Project for Agriculture

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Population growth leads to the increased consumption of food and subsequently a higher demand for sustainable food production. Critically, food security is directly linked to the social and economic viability of society: without reliable food sources, people – and thus society as a whole – simply cannot function.

Allied to this, human activities are having an increasingly detrimental effect on both the planet and human health through, for example, the burning of fossil fuels, the depletion of natural resources, the contamination of freshwater systems and the pollution of natural environments.

To mitigate this, the public and private sectors are increasingly developing tools to promote a shift towards responsible socioeconomic and environmental practices and systems that promote social and environmental wellness, and economic sustainability.

It is against this backdrop – and to underpin the South African government’s policy decisions – that Proudly South African has undertaken a pilot project entitled 'Awareness Creation and Capacity Building on Ecolabelling in the Agricultural Sector'. Its primary aim is to promote a culture of sustainable production and procurement choices in the South African agricultural sector.

The project is supported by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) through Switch Africa Green (SAG).

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