In celebration of National Science Week 2023, the National Research Foundation (NRF) recognises the resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly that the year 2023 be, the “International Year of Millets (IYoM)“.
Through this webinar, which is hosted by Professor Jacqueline Goldin, through the UNESCO Chair for Groundwater in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), we will provide a platform for raising awareness about the contribution of millet to food and nutrition security, and the production of millet and grain products.
This webinar is about how we use science, and explore ways in which important messages around human and planetary health reach society, using targeted science communication strategies.
The panellists are:
Date: Monday, 4 September, 2023
Time: 14h00 – 16h30
Venue: Zoom webinar (link here)
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.