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
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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Social security could make life better in South Africa after COVID-19
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COVID-19 and Food Security
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
Read more
Social security could make life better in South Africa after COVID-19
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Publications

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...

The right to food of students in tertiary institutions in South Africa

The right to food in South Africa is recognised and guaranteed in...

What price cheap goods? Survivalists, informalists and competition in the township retail grocery trade

About 54% of South Africa’s township microenterprises trade in food or drink....

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