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 country 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
Community of Practice renamed in keeping with its COVID-enforced remaking
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Guidelines to reduce the risk of enteric and typhoid fever
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Research sheds light on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on hunger and breastfeeding
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Black farmers left out in the cold during COVID-19 lockdowns
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COVID-19 and Food Security
Community of Practice renamed in keeping with its COVID-enforced remaking
Read more
Guidelines to reduce the risk of enteric and typhoid fever
Read more
Research sheds light on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on hunger and breastfeeding
Read more
Black farmers left out in the cold during COVID-19 lockdowns
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JOIN US: CoE-FS 10th Anniversary Symposium – 10 years of excellence in...

Dates: May 22, 2024 - May 24, 2024
Time: 09h00 - 18h00
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JOIN US: CoE-FS 10th Anniversary Symposium – 10 years of excellence in...

Dates: May 22, 2024 - May 24, 2024
Time: 09h00 - 18h00
Venue: Zoom
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Publications

CoE-FS Annual Report 2022

It has been almost a decade since the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence...

CoE-FS Annual Report 2022 (Full Version)

It has been almost a decade since the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence...

Phase 2 – Agroecological initiatives in South Africa: Lessons and recommendations from three study sites – Synthesis report

Background to the study  Low- and medium-income countries face several interlinked sustainability...

Multimedia

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