Physical address: Information Technology Building, 3rd Floor Hatfield Campus Pretoria Tel: 012 420 6149

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. The Institute has over one hundred expert Associates and 65 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 houses the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and UP's Institutional Research Theme on Food, Nutrition and Well-being. It brings together over 100 UP staff from 35 academic departments. 
(click here for a list of expertise associated with the Institute).
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