Emerging Enterprises and Sustainability in the Food System: Food Entrepreneurs in South Africa

  • Naudé MalanEmail author
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


A sustainable food system implies the creation of new production processes for food, alternative producers and new enterprises that protect ecological integrity and create social benefits, as is economically productive. This chapter analyses sustainability in three South African ‘township’ enterprises that emerged out of a multi-stakeholder engagement project. Three emerging enterprises illustrate that the integration of society, ecology and economy is possible if we conceptualise businesses as a complex of systems, networks and actors. The chapter illustrates how entrepreneurs combine enterprises, systems and multi-stakeholder engagement processes in enterprise development.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anthropology and Development StudiesUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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