Bill and Melissa Gates made the prediction that Africa would feed themselves by 2030. In order to achieve this and build 'The Future we want', innovation needs to be accelerated within Africa, allowing us to ensure safety in order to assure food security. The conference theme aims at developing and innovating local solutions required to address all the sustainable development goals in order to transform our world and create 'The Future we want'.
The world's hungry live in developing countries and therefore the next generation innovative technologies are required in the field of food safety, especially within developing countries. Combining the force of indigenous food safety knowledge and practices as well as those of scientific research is key to achieving these goals.
This conference represents how the Sustainable Development Goals will be coupled with important food safety themes in order to address food safety and food security. Subsequently, in South Africa, one of the objectives of the Department of Science and Technology (DST 2011-2016 strategy) is to reduce poverty through technology, by improving socio-economic status and food security that is sustainable and vibrant in the urbanizing spaces and rural communities.
More information on abstract submissions and conference sub-themes can be found here.
For scientific enquiriescontact: Prof Lise Korsten/Dr Stacey Duvenage ([email protected])
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