On Thursday, 19 October 2023, DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS) co-director, Professor Lise Korsten, will join a virtual roundtable session at the World Food Prize Foundation‘s Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue.
The session, “Harnessing science innovations for a sustainable, equitable, and nourishing food system”, is co-hosted by Murdoch University’s Centre for Crop and Food Innovation, the Australian Council for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the Crawford Fund, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, and the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI).
Professor Korsten, who is also the president of the African Academy of Sciences, and is based at the University of Pretoria, is one of six speakers for the session. Joining the CoE-FS co-director are:
We recognise that producers, processors, distributors and consumers are incorporated into the food system under varying terms and returns. We also recognise the economic, social, human and environmental health impacts associated with food security. Therefore our goal is to conduct research, build capacity and disseminate findings that will promote a sustainable food system in South Africa.
Our research is concerned with the scale, nature, causes and consequences of food insecurity in South Africa and elsewhere on the African continent. Thus our mission is to investigate products, technologies, processes and policies that can reduce food insecurity and mitigate its negative outcomes. We seek to make a difference to food security by linking innovative science with critical enquiry.