Annual Report

CoE-FS Annual Report 2020

Published 19 March 2021, by Julian May, Lise Korsten, Elaine Sinden, Mologadi Makwela, Elaine Petersen

The events of 2020 highlighted the importance of the research and capacity development that is undertaken by the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS). The unprecedented measures put in place to slow the pace of new infections of COVID-19 had an immediate and direct impact on household food security.

Overall, the access and utilisation dimensions of food and nutrition security may be compromised into the future. Long-lasting structural changes seem likely due to the jobs and livelihoods that have been lost: food price increases arising both from speculation, increased costs and value-chain disruptions; and changes in diet and lifestyles due to mobility and financial constraints.

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