Case study: Supporting Socio-Economic Resilience in the City of Cape Town through Sustainable Urban Agriculture
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GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town, has published a new case study showcasing a practical example of resilience in action in Cape Town.

In human terms, resilience refers to “the ability of an individual to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change and to keep going even when facing difficult circumstances”. A resilient Cape Town is a compassionate, connected, and capable City, where Capetonians collaborate across households, communities and institutions, to build collective responses to the current and future social, environmental and economic challenges.

This case study is based on the personal journey of Nazeer Sonday who grew up on the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA), a small land parcel leased from a German farmer. 

This case study is written for:

  • Urban farmers looking to shift to sustainable agriculture practices;
  • Cities looking to build greater food-security and economic-resilience in their urban farms;
  • Urban communities (e.g. communities living in townships, suburbs or close to the city centre) interested in the opportunities within sustainable urban agriculture; and
  • Fresh produce markets interested in procuring their supply from the communities within which they reside.

To learn more about this case study, click here.