Research News

  • [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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • UP Awarded: ARUA – UKRI GCRF Partnership Programme for Capacity Building

    Posted on October 21, 2019

    UKRI GCRF has approved a grant for $600 000 to UP over three years. Refer to: ARUA CoE Food Security Director and PI is Prof Hettie Schönfeldt African countries are confronted with a triple...

  • UP’s Prof Hettie Schönfeldt receives prestigious Nevin Scrimshaw Award

    Posted on October 18, 2019

    Prof Hettie Schönfeldt, Director of the ARUA Centre of Excellence for Food Security led by UP and holder of a DST/NRF SARChl chair in the National Development Plan Priority Area of Nutrition and Food Security, was announced as the recipient of the distinguished Nevin Scrimshaw Award and...

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