The University of Pretoria in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg, the Human Sciences Research Council, the Agricultural Research Council in South Africa and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, is hosting the 2nd International Conference on Food Safety and Security from 15 – 17 October 2018 at the St George’s Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa.
We recognise that producers, processors, distributors and consumers are incorporated into the food system under varying terms and returns. We also recognise the economic, social, human and environmental health impacts associated with food security. Therefore our goal is to conduct research, build capacity and disseminate findings that will promote a sustainable food system in South Africa.
Our research is concerned with the scale, nature, causes and consequences of food insecurity in South Africa and elsewhere on the African continent. Thus our mission is to investigate products, technologies, processes and policies that can reduce food insecurity and mitigate its negative outcomes. We seek to make a difference to food security by linking innovative science with critical enquiry.