MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane Promotes Food Security in Nelson Mandela Bay

BY TAI CHISHAKWE - SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

Food Security and urban agriculture is expected to top Eastern Cape for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane’s menu when he visits the Nelson Mandela Bay on Tuesday.

According to his office, MEC Qoboshiyane will meet with the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality’s key agriculture stakeholders – who include agriculture commodity groups, community food garden groups, business formations, sector education and training authorities, churches, and the municipality’s local economic development department, over a breakfast session to discuss mechanisms to improve food production related reskilling in the metro.

During the day, the MEC is expected to highlight the importance of family and community food gardens in urban residents to ensure food security when he will plant vegetable seedlings at the Doors of Hope children’s home at 33 Milner Rd, North End, Port Elizabeth as part of his recently started Lim’khaya family food garden club.

The MEC will spend the rest of the day planting seedlings in community food gardens in New Brighton and KwaZakhele. 

Photo caption: File photo. Eastern Cape for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane planting a garden in Jansenville during his 2014 67 minutes for Mandela.