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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. 
 
An improved indigenous meal for young children to fight malnutrition Efforts to unlock the domestication potential of marama Redirecting community well-being and health through primary school learners
Accuracy of remote sensing techniques   dispels skepticism Communicating for climate change adaptation Dr Vinet Coetzee on novel non-invasive methods to assess malaria
Fatty acid profile of South Africans animal products Enhancing the status of African underutilized grains Food security impact assessment

 

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