Food Security Policy Innovation Lab

The University of Pretoria is part of the Feed the Future Food Security Innovation Lab (FSP) which consists of a consortium of three institutions including University of Pretoria, Michigan State University and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). FSP seeks to support Feed the Future countries in addressing food insecurity and malnutrition and advance livelihood resilience for men and women by generating evidence for improved policies and policy processes.  

Our FSP research focus at University of Pretoria is geared towards supporting governments to make progress towards international, Africa and regional commitments such as the Malabo Declaration. We work in close collaboration with government, civil society and the private sector to ensure that our policy research is meaningful for their various areas of focus.   

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17 August 2017
Driving Change in Nutrition Policy Requires the Confluence of a Number of Key Elements
University of Pretoria Director for the Institute of Food Nutrition and Well-being, Sheryl Hendrik's study across three countries shows how the Kaleidoscope Model for Policy Change can be applied to understanding nutrition policy processes.
08 December 2016
When men tackle mother and child health: lessons from Malawi
University of Pretoria PhD candidate Elizabeth Mkandawire's study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men's attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.