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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Covid-19 Impacts on Small-scale Fisheries

Date: April 13, 2021
Time: 11:00-13:00
Venue: Zoom meeting
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Reminder of this afternoon's virtual event with University of Virginia's Ian Baucom.

A Conversation with Prof Ian Baucom https://t.co/dUY4KESkPG

😧 #HungerGames & #SlowViolence for South Africa's children as more than two decades into democracy, a quarter of our kids are stunted. We MUST do better by our kids @PresidencyZA @tito_mboweni @The_DSD @CIatUCT

#ChildGauge #BudgetSpeech
https://t.co/qz5ywEFLs8 via @TimesLIVE

47% of households ran out of money to buy food in May & June 2020. The ministries responsible for food and nutrition security must uphold Constitutional provisions, and must be adequately resourced and funded to implement effective solutions to end #ChildMalnutrition and #hunger https://t.co/nkk7uWCfht

WE'RE HIRING: Experienced media specialist with an interested in science communication, social development and food studies.

Follow the link below to apply! Applications close on 7 March 2021 #tuesdaymotivation https://t.co/26Y9DZv67U

Minister @tito_mboweni, the value of the Child Support Grant currently falls below the poverty line at R450. Malnutrition hurts millions of South Africa’s children just as it did 20 years ago. How will you safeguard our children's future in your next #BudgetSpeech? https://t.co/TWVHaJihnK

Next event

Covid-19 Impacts on Small-scale Fisheries

Date: April 13, 2021
Time: 11:00-13:00
Venue: Zoom meeting
Follow us on social media

Reminder of this afternoon's virtual event with University of Virginia's Ian Baucom.

A Conversation with Prof Ian Baucom https://t.co/dUY4KESkPG

😧 #HungerGames & #SlowViolence for South Africa's children as more than two decades into democracy, a quarter of our kids are stunted. We MUST do better by our kids @PresidencyZA @tito_mboweni @The_DSD @CIatUCT

#ChildGauge #BudgetSpeech
https://t.co/qz5ywEFLs8 via @TimesLIVE

47% of households ran out of money to buy food in May & June 2020. The ministries responsible for food and nutrition security must uphold Constitutional provisions, and must be adequately resourced and funded to implement effective solutions to end #ChildMalnutrition and #hunger https://t.co/nkk7uWCfht

WE'RE HIRING: Experienced media specialist with an interested in science communication, social development and food studies.

Follow the link below to apply! Applications close on 7 March 2021 #tuesdaymotivation https://t.co/26Y9DZv67U

Minister @tito_mboweni, the value of the Child Support Grant currently falls below the poverty line at R450. Malnutrition hurts millions of South Africa’s children just as it did 20 years ago. How will you safeguard our children's future in your next #BudgetSpeech? https://t.co/TWVHaJihnK

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...

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