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
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Black farmers left out in the cold during COVID-19 lockdowns
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Publications

CoE-FS Annual Report 2021

In 2021, the extension of the State of Disaster, additional waves of...

Food Systems Profile – South Africa: Catalysing the sustainable and inclusive transformation of food systems

Year of publication: 2022 Place of publication: Rome, Italy; Brussels, Belgium; Montpellier, France; Pages: #50...

Food insecurity and hunger: The experiences of child-headed households in a selected community in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Former CoE-FS-funded student, Charity Pote, co-authors the chapter, “Food insecurity and hunger:...

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