EVENT

Strengthening resilience in nutrition and food security on the African continent

Date: May 31, 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: Zoom

NRF Science for Society Lecture invitation - Topic: Strengthening resilience in nutrition and food security on the African continent

The impact of climate variability and change in agriculture poses a particular challenge for the African continent and has led to weakened resilience in nutrition and food security in various African countries. In addition, the war in Ukraine has also added to challenges of nutrition and food security for the continent due to disruptions in the food supply chain, leading to shortages of supplies such as wheat, edible oil and fertiliser, as well as a surge in food prices.

The National Research Foundation (NRF), in partnership with the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, presents this special virtual Science for Society lecture in observance of Africa Month 2022.

The panel discussion will explore, among others, issues that continue to impact on the vulnerability of nutrition and food security for the region, as well as provide insight into how we can boost the resilience of food systems in Africa.

Details

Date: Tuesday, 31 May, 2022

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

Venue: Zoom

To register, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Enquiries:

Lerato Mpetshwa: lr.mpeyshwa@nrf.ac.za

Carla Bernardo: cbernardo@uwc.ac.za

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Our GOALS

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 MISSION

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.