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.
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.
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.
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).