Food insecurity: Is South Africa at risk?

past events

Advocacy Meeting: Access to Food for Students
Date: July 25, 2019
Time: 09h00 - 16h00
Venue: Allan Cormack and Aaron Klug, New Life Sciences Building, 5th Floor, Core 1, University of the Western Cape

The Advocacy Meeting is a continuation of a series of meetings, which the Dullah Omar Institute has organised in response to an urgent need to address food insecurity in tertiary institutions nationwide. The Advocacy Meeting seeks to mobilise a coalition of stakeholders in preparation for the implementation phase of the Access to Food for Students Project.

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Future of Farm Workers in South Africa –...
Dates: October 16, 2019 - October 18, 2019
Venue: University of the Western Cape

Farm workers are an integral component of the economy and the food system in South Africa. Yet they are invariably poor, food insecure, marginalised and vulnerable to exploitation. Pro-farm worker legislation since 1994 has provided some protection, but it has also been associated with violations of labour rights and an accelerating pace of evictions and casualisation. Moreover, because agricultural employment is concentrated at specific times of year, seasonal farm workers face an under-reported crisis of underemployment and seasonal hunger.

Science Forum South Africa 2018
Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 15h30
Venue: CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria

The Food Safety research group of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security from the University of Pretoria, will take to the stage during the 4th Science Forum South Africa from 12 – 14 December 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria.

Does Africa need a Green Revolution?
Date: December 11, 2018
Time: 10h00
Venue: University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus, Library Auditorium, Merensky 2 Library

The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Agricultural Research Council invite you to a distinguished lecture presented by Prof Louise Fresco, President of Wageningen University and Research (WUR).

Food security on the menu for UWC Research Week 2018
Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 09h00
Venue: School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape

Workshop: Participatory Visual Research Methods for Local Food Governance
Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 09h00 - 15h00
Venue: School of Government, University of the Western Cape

An Empty Plate: Why we are losing the battle for our food...
Date: October 24, 2018
Time: 12h30 - 14h00
Venue: Room 1G, School of Government, University of the Western Cape

Book launch: A Feast From Nature – Food Culture of the First...
Date: September 14, 2018
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Venue: Novalis, Rosemead Ave in Wynberg 

The global food system is characterised by increasing concentration and financialisation.