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

The University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Research Week 2018 Conference is a chance to celebrate, discuss and explore the diverse ideas and collaborations involved in research at UWC and beyond.

UWC Research Week 2018

Date:  23 – 26 October 2018

Time:  09h00 – 15h30

Venue:  School of Public Health, Rooms 1A & 1B

RSVP Melody Williams at mewilliams@uwc.ac.za by Wednesday 17 October 

Researchers from across the University will discuss their work, tackle topics from community engagement and open access publishing to technology transfer and intellectual property, and showcase the importance of research in all facets of life.

There will also be book sales, film screenings, lunch – and prizes to be won.

Don’t miss panel presentations showcasing cutting edge research and collaboration by the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security on Day 1, under the theme: Research, innovation and impact through food, politics and culture. Click HERE to access the programme for Day 1

Other themes over the four day event include:

  • Day 2:  UWC’s research, innovations and impact on the community
  • Day 3:  Faculty Deputy Deans research overviews
  • Day 4:  Library in the digital age – Open Science and Technology and DVC  awardees research presentations

Please join us for a week of research show and tell.

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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.