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  • Capacity building for food composition data in Africa

    Posted on March 31, 2020

    During the early-European winter, 24 participants from 20 countries attended a one-week training course on The Production and Use of Food Composition Data in Nutrition. The course was offered by the Division of Human Nutrition of Wageningen University and Graduate School VLAG (The Netherlands) in...

  • [LISTEN] Pasha 52: Taking a look at healthy food in South Africa

    Posted on February 24, 2020

    Professor Lise Korsten, co-director at the Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of Pretoria, discusses the importance of healthy food. She also looks at the steps that can be taken to ensure that outbreaks like the listeriosis outbreak that recently hit South Africa hard do not...

  • AFROFOODS Newsletter

    Posted on January 14, 2020

    AFROFOODS is a network of African countries with their national organisations and experts for food composition data. The aim is to support and harmonise national collection and management of food composition data. AFROFOODS was established in September 1994 in Ghana and is part of the...

  • University of Pretoria: Striving to Feed 10 Billion People by 2050

    Posted on December 05, 2019

    One year ago United Nations Academic Impact announced the inauguration of the UNAI SDG Hubs, UNAI member institutions selected as exemplars for their innovative scholarship and engagement related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) who serve as resources for best practices for the UNAI...

  • African scientists working together to solve Food insecurity using digital technology

    Posted on November 27, 2019

    The world is being ushered into a new industrial future, which is set to change in a fundamental way, how people live daily. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will be fundamentally different from earlier industrial revolutions in its scope and complexity, as well as its scale. The rate, depth and...

  • Exploring the unknown territory of big data in the food and agricultural landscape

    Posted on November 25, 2019

    The 2nd African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) conference was held in Nairobi from 18-20 November. This biennial event brings together the brightest minds from across Africa to foster diaglog on key development issues and how it can be addressed - in Africa for Africa. This years’...

  • UP and partners awarded grant to evaluate South African sodium targets for processed food

    Posted on November 21, 2019

    The University of Pretoria and its partners have been awarded a grant to evaluate how well the South African food industry is complying with sodium targets for processed foods, and to develop monitoring systems around mandatory sodium targets in such foods.

  • ARUA Second Biennial Conference

    Posted on November 11, 2019

    Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Defining a Role for Research Universities http://arua.org.za/category/2019-conference-info/

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