Food security is imperative for human survival with dignity


South Africa faces a triple burden of malnutrition. This includes underweight (caused by diets of inadequate quantities), malnourishment (arising from diets of inadequate quality) and overweight. The Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS) undertakes innovative research and critical enquiry to enable South Africa to tackle the challenges of food security and nutrition.

Food insecurity is caused by a number of factors ranging from a lack of income with which to purchase sufficient calories and nutrients, to the inability of a county or region to provide affordable food to its population, to constraints on the physical environment limiting the production of food such as water scarcity, poor soil quality and climate change.

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COVID-19 and Food Security
Accusations of price gouging a common feature of COVID-19
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Slew of food-related ‘pandemics’ await in the wake of COVID-19
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People encouraged to grow their own food as poverty & hunger levels...
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Activists protest against growing hunger in a land of plenty
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COVID-19 and Food Security
Accusations of price gouging a common feature of COVID-19
Read more
Slew of food-related ‘pandemics’ await in the wake of COVID-19
Read more
People encouraged to grow their own food as poverty & hunger levels...
Read more
Activists protest against growing hunger in a land of plenty
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Next event

Child Nutrition during Covid-19

Date: December 9, 2020
Time: 10h00 - 12h30
Venue: Live on Zoom & Facebook
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Don't forget to REGISTER for this important webinar on 9 Dec2020, where presenters will give insight on the impact of the #lockdown on child #nutrition ; how the @GovernmentZA & civil society responded and the implications for policy and governance. https://t.co/biW5UiaTb8

Social protection can help reduce #hunger and food insecurity in South Africa, says Prof Stephen Devereux who holds the SA-UK Bilateral Research Chair in Social Protection for Food Security - @UWConline - @UwcResearch & @IDS_UK https://t.co/PanCGWPdhv via @YouTube

[SAVE THE DATE] Join us on 9 December for this important webinar examining Child Nutrition during #covid19SA https://t.co/biW5UiaTb8

[TODAY] Join us at 10AM for this workshop on: Exploring Investment Opportunities for Improved Nutrition and Food System Resilience in Cape Town https://t.co/ZTEdIcsoi6

[TOMORROW] Come and explore Investment Opportunities for Improved Nutrition and Food System Resilience in Cape Town - follow the link for registration and more info https://t.co/ZTEdIcJZ9E

SAVE THE DATE - Exploring Investment Opportunities for Improved Nutrition and Food System Resilience in Cape Town https://t.co/ZTEdIcJZ9E

Next event

Child Nutrition during Covid-19

Date: December 9, 2020
Time: 10h00 - 12h30
Venue: Live on Zoom & Facebook
Follow us on social media

Don't forget to REGISTER for this important webinar on 9 Dec2020, where presenters will give insight on the impact of the #lockdown on child #nutrition ; how the @GovernmentZA & civil society responded and the implications for policy and governance. https://t.co/biW5UiaTb8

Social protection can help reduce #hunger and food insecurity in South Africa, says Prof Stephen Devereux who holds the SA-UK Bilateral Research Chair in Social Protection for Food Security - @UWConline - @UwcResearch & @IDS_UK https://t.co/PanCGWPdhv via @YouTube

[SAVE THE DATE] Join us on 9 December for this important webinar examining Child Nutrition during #covid19SA https://t.co/biW5UiaTb8

[TODAY] Join us at 10AM for this workshop on: Exploring Investment Opportunities for Improved Nutrition and Food System Resilience in Cape Town https://t.co/ZTEdIcsoi6

[TOMORROW] Come and explore Investment Opportunities for Improved Nutrition and Food System Resilience in Cape Town - follow the link for registration and more info https://t.co/ZTEdIcJZ9E

SAVE THE DATE - Exploring Investment Opportunities for Improved Nutrition and Food System Resilience in Cape Town https://t.co/ZTEdIcJZ9E

Publications

Food Sensitive Planning and Urban Design – A Blueprint for a Future South African City?

South Africa’s demographic profile is predominantly urban. As a result of our...

A Food Charter for the Western Cape? A Critical Inquiry and Scoping Study

The idea of a food charter has been proposed in several fora...

Food Dialogues Report 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic exposing the shortcomings of the national and global...

Multimedia

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