The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS), hosted by the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and co-hosted by the University of Pretoria (UP), was launched on 15th April, 2014. Transdisciplinary research, capacity development, knowledge sharing and engagement activities are underway to fill strategy and policy knowledge gaps and to realise food security for poor, vulnerable and marginal populations. This is in line with our goal to become the leading hub of knowledge production on food security and nutrition in Africa.
This Biennial Report reflects research achievements and activities undertaken at the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, for the period 2017-2018. Since 2016, we have focused on and committed to a comprehensive and integrated programme of research.
As might be anticipated, research at the Centre of Excellence in Food Security in 2016 has generated a plethora of results at different levels of detail, innovation and impact. This information is provided in the body of the annual report and in the publications listed in the appendices.