Thursday, November 2, 2017
Against the backdrop of hundreds of millions suffering from undernourishment, billions more starved of essential micronutrients and, in sharp contrast, a pandemic of obesity, delegates from around the world will gather in Cape Town from 3-6 December 2017 for the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security.
Hundreds of food scientists, …
Thursday, October 26, 2017
The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security has made limited funding available for South African (SA) students wishing to attend the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security taking place from 3 – 6 December 2017, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Bona fide postgraduate …
Monday, October 16, 2017
In commemoration of World Food Day, Professor Julian May, director of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), shares insights on understanding the nature of the problem of food security, and how it could be addressed in South Africa.
Listen to summary podcast here
Friday, September 29, 2017
Local and international food scientists, experts, students and members of industry gathered at the South African Association for Food Science and Technology's (SAAFoST2017) international congress, recently held in Cape Town.
Themed "A hunger for change: innovations, solutions and emerging technologies," the three-day event …
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The Centre of Excellence in Food Security’s co-director, Professor Lise Korsten, walked away with the Human Capital Development in the Water and Science Sector, at the Water Research Commission’s 3rd Biennial Knowledge Tree Awards recently held in Johannesburg.
The Awards recognise excellence in research and innovation that impacts …
Friday, September 8, 2017
More than 23 years into democracy, the legacy of apartheid remains visible across all spheres of society, including the academic and science workforce.
It is within this context that the 2017 DST-NRF Centres of Excellence Director's Forum (CDF2017) – hosted at the Nelson Mandela University Business School – focused on transformation …
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The 2017 edition of the National Research Foundation’s (NRF) annual Directors Forum kicked of today – 31 August 2017 – at the Nelson Mandela University Business School in Port Elizabeth.
The theme for this year’s Directors’ Forum is “Triumvirate Transformation in the CoEs” with special …
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Researchers, activists and students have gathered at the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Competition Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) for a two day colloquium to discuss challenges facing the South African and African food system.
The global food system is characterised by increasing concentration and financialisation. …
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land or housing. Across Africa, many governments and international development agencies are promoting large-scale land titling as the solution.
In the South African context, some commentators …
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation (SLF), in partnership the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE) and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, has submitted written input to the “Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry.”
Initiated by South Africa’s …