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2nd International Conference for Food Safety and Security

St George's Hotel, Pretoria
15/10/2018 - 17/10/2018
The University of Pretoria in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg, the Human Sciences Research Council, the Agricultural Research Council in South Africa and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, cordially invite you to attend the 2nd International Conference on Food Safety and Security.


Theme: Next Generation Food Safety Technologies addressing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Bill and Melissa Gates made the prediction that Africa would feed themselves by 2030. In order to achieve this and build "The Future We Want", innovation needs to be accelerated within Africa allowing us to ensure safety in order to assure food security. The conference theme aims at developing and innovating local solutions required to address all the sustainable development goals in order to transform our world and create "The Future we Want".

The world's hungry live in developing countries and therefore the next generation innovative technologies are required in the field of food safety, especially within developing countries. Combining the force of indigenous food safety knowledge and practices as well as those of scientific research is key to achieving these goals.

This conference represents how the SDGs will be coupled with important food safety themes in order to address food safety and food security. Subsequently, in South Africa, one of the objectives of the Department of Science and Technology (DST 2011-2016 strategy) is to reduce poverty through technology by improving socio-economic status and food security that is sustainable and vibrant in the urbanizing spaces and rural communities.

More information on abstract submissions and conference sub-themes found here

For scientific enquiries: Prof Lise Korsten / Dr Stacey Duvenage ([email protected])

Visit the official conference website.

Contact: For conference enquiries: Carla de Jager ([email protected])