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
Read more
People encouraged to grow their own food as poverty & hunger levels...
Read more

Publications

Engaging civil society organisations in food security governance in the Western Cape: Reflections from emergency food relief during COVID

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, South Africa was experiencing a food crisis...

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...

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