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
Diversity offers broad perspectives on food systems
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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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COVID-19 and Food Security
Diversity offers broad perspectives on food systems
Read more
Accusations of price gouging a common feature of COVID-19
Read more
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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Virtual Inaugural Address: Prof Mohammad Naushad Emmambux

Date: September 7, 2021
Time: 18:00-19:00
Venue: Virtual
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Territorial Governance for Sustainable Food Systems: Affiliated Session: 23 July 2021

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Don't forget the @ASSAf_Official webinar today at 13:00 - 'What Must Be Done If The State Is To Be Capable Of Poverty & Inequality Reduction?'

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What Must Be Done If The State Is To Be Capable Of Poverty & Inequality Reduction? Register now for webinar taking place on 22 July 2021.

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"... people are hungry, they have been hungry for a very long time, the state has failed them and they are now appropriating food on a massive scale."

Durban food riots turn the wheel of history https://t.co/LndcLBoL2v

"Major highway shut down as riots cause food security concerns in South Africa."

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"Removal of grant top-ups in 2020 and of the COVID SRD grant of R350 at the end of April 2021 is likely
to contribute to rising hunger in South Africa," says @NIDS_CRAM in their Wave 5 report.

https://t.co/lr95PnSceK

Next event

Virtual Inaugural Address: Prof Mohammad Naushad Emmambux

Date: September 7, 2021
Time: 18:00-19:00
Venue: Virtual
Follow us on social media

Territorial Governance for Sustainable Food Systems: Affiliated Session: 23 July 2021

https://t.co/lxYhIj0hV6

Don't forget the @ASSAf_Official webinar today at 13:00 - 'What Must Be Done If The State Is To Be Capable Of Poverty & Inequality Reduction?'

https://t.co/XAteYauoAd

What Must Be Done If The State Is To Be Capable Of Poverty & Inequality Reduction? Register now for webinar taking place on 22 July 2021.

https://t.co/XAteYauoAd

"... people are hungry, they have been hungry for a very long time, the state has failed them and they are now appropriating food on a massive scale."

Durban food riots turn the wheel of history https://t.co/LndcLBoL2v

"Major highway shut down as riots cause food security concerns in South Africa."

https://t.co/hDNPUCLTcY

"Removal of grant top-ups in 2020 and of the COVID SRD grant of R350 at the end of April 2021 is likely
to contribute to rising hunger in South Africa," says @NIDS_CRAM in their Wave 5 report.

https://t.co/lr95PnSceK

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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