South Africa’s social welfare net in need of reinforcement, say panellists at Centre of Excellence in Food Security UP webinar
Posted on September 25, 2020
A long and hard conversation about a basic income grant, or BIG, is looming for South Africa, said an expert at a recent webinar hosted by the national Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS), based at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the University of Pretoria (UP).
Professor Lindiwe Majele Sibanda appointed as new director of UP’s ARUA Centre of Excellence in Food Security
Posted on September 16, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Lindiwe Majele Sibanda as Director of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence in Food Security, hosted at UP in collaboration with the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and the University...
UP research focuses on women in African agriculture
Posted on August 12, 2020
As we celebrate Women’s Month in South Africa, it is a fitting time to reflect on the role of women in food and nutrition security on the African continent.
World-renowned sensory-consumer scientist appointed extraordinary professor at UP
Posted on July 29, 2020
Prominent sensory-consumer scientist Professor Hely Tuorila, professor emeritus at the University of Helsinki in Finland, has been appointed an extraordinary professor in the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Consumer and Food Sciences.
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...
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.
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.