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Our transdisciplinary teams seek to find solutions to complex societal problems that affect the food security of nations, the productivity of households and the well-being of people through applying scientific knowledge and innovation.

Celebrating 5 years

Celebrating 5 years

We conduct research to improve food secuirty and nutrition

We conduct research to improve food secuirty and nutrition

Finding solutions that matter tomorrow

Finding solutions that matter tomorrow

Welcome to the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being

The University of Pretoria Institute provides a platform that brings together extensive expertise related to food security across seven faculties and over 35 disciplines (click here for a list of expertise associated with the Institute).The Institute has over 85 expert Associates and 120 postgraduate students. This critical mass of researchers seeks to address food insecurity and to find ways of building a more resilient agriculture and food system to reduce hunger and malnutrition, and to promote consumption behaviour that ensures human productivity and overall well-being.

Our focus is on applying science to solving issues related to producing more food in sustainable ways, food safety, exploiting the health-promoting properties of foods to improve nutrition, influencing what people eat and investigating the impact of policies on food security. 

The Institute co-hosts the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and UP's Institutional Research Theme on Food, Nutrition and Well-being. 
 

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What an rural communities grow and eat to improve nutrition?

Cape Town, South Africa will be the venue of the 2018 global sorghum conference, “Sorghum in the 21st Century: Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World,” on April 9-12, 2018. The conference, the first of its kind in over 30 years, will see hundreds of participants from around the world, including researchers, grain industry representatives, business entrepreneurs, governmental organizations, development practitioners and more. Sorghum’s versatility as a staple nutritious food crop, specialty gluten-free ingredient, livestock feedstuff and biofuel source makes it a key commodity that is poised to help address looming global concerns, including food security, climate change, clean energy and environmental sustainability.

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