Partnerships are crucial for delivering food for Africa in a transforming agri-food system in the ‘new normal’, say experts at regional universities forum webinar
Posted on July 22, 2020
The recently awarded Food Systems Research Network for Africa, a collaborative initiative between the University of Pretoria, the University of Leeds and the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, is a good example of partnerships for building capacity that are key for...
University of Pretoria number one of Twenty Four (24) RUFORUM Network Universities ranked among top 100 Universities in African in 2020
Posted on July 16, 2020
Many policies to widen access to University Education in Africa have been put in place by several Governments. As a result, there has been an increase in demand for Universities to demonstrate the value for money invested in Higher Education. In Africa, many Universities are consistently doing...
UP-led consortium wins grant to boost food systems transformation in Africa
Posted on July 10, 2020
PRETORIA – The University of Pretoria (UP), in partnership with the University of Leeds and the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), has been awarded a grant of £2 million (R43 million) to set up a Food Systems Research Network (FSNet-Africa).
New research announced with leading African Universities
Posted on July 09, 2020
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is delighted to announce the outcomes from its African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) partnership research programme to tackle global challenges such as disease, poverty, climate change, fragile states and food insecurity.
The awards being made through...
We must protect children’s access to nutritious food during and beyond the pandemic, writes UP expert
Posted on July 08, 2020
Food insecurity and malnutrition are not new to the African continent. Millions of lives are lost each year because of hunger. Many of these are children. The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the sluggishness of African governments in addressing food insecurity and has also fuelled the demand to...
LeadUP online series: “Africa cannot afford a situation where a food crisis outweighs a health crisis” – panellist on food security in Africa amid COVID-19
Posted on June 30, 2020
COVID-19 has had a severe effect on the supply and demand of food production, and could lead to a severe food security crisis unless Africa has the most appropriate policies in place.
World Milk Day: ‘Milk and dairy products are an important component of a prudent diet’ writes UP expert
Posted on June 01, 2020
World Milk Day on 1 June is an international day established by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations to recognise the importance of milk as a global food.
ANALYSIS: Food aid parcels in South Africa could do with a better nutritional balance
Posted on April 24, 2020
Food insecurity is a reality for many South African households, with approximately 50% of households living under the poverty line and not being able to afford basic healthy eating. Low-income households typically spend about a third of total expenditure on food.