The University of Pretoria has embarked on a plan to strengthen it research profile through developing unique cross-University research thrusts that address complex societal issues of strategic importance. One of these Institutional Research Themes (IRTs) is Food, Nutrition and Well-being.
The Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being has been established to provide a platform for the interaction of over 70 UP colleagues associated with this IRT (click here for a list of expertise associated with the Institute). The Institute seeks to address the underlying vulnerabilities and find ways of building a more resilient agriculture and food system to reduce hunger and malnutrition and promote consumption behaviour that ensures human productivity and overall well-being.
This theme focuses on providing a platform to bring together the University’s extensive expertise related to food security across five faculties and over 15 disciplines (click here for a list of these disciplines).
The five Faculties involved are Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Health Sciences, Education, Law and Veterinary Science.
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