Experts are calling on South Africans to embrace nutritious indigenous foods as the world battles climate change and food insecurity.  The call comes as the globe prepares to mark World Food Day on Wednesday.

The Water Research Commission, in partnership with the Agriculture Department and the Agriculture Research Council are holding discussions ahead of World Food Day.

South Africa is home to some extremely nutritious and climate-friendly indigenous crops – including the Num num bush, Blackjacks and the Spekboom.

The Spekboom is a nutritious plant that is also extremely effective at capturing carbon from the atmosphere.