Policy engagement is a crosscutting issue across all the CoE activities and was presented as a Key Performance Area (Information brokerage and service rendering) in the 2016 Business Plan. However, if we intend making an impact on the future food security in South Africa, we need to be actively engaged in the facilitation of dialogue that not only informs policy making with the research we have done in the first two years of the Centre but also helps shape the research of the CoE. This will serve as a two-way interaction between researchers and policy makers. To address this, the POLICY Programme has been established as both a programme of action research and serves as our Knowledge Brokerage platform.
The Programme Principal Investigators for this programme are: