Food Security Policy Innovation Lab

The University of Pretoria is part of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP) which consists of a consortium of three institutions including University of Pretoria, Michigan State University and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). FSP seeks to support Feed the Future countries in addressing food insecurity and malnutrition and advance livelihood resilience for men and women by generating evidence for improved policies and policy processes.  

Our FSP research focus at University of Pretoria is geared towards supporting governments to make progress towards international, Africa and regional commitments such as the Malabo Declaration. We work in close collaboration with government, civil society and the private sector to ensure that our policy research is meaningful for their various areas of focus.   

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08 July 2020
We must protect children’s access to nutritious food during and beyond the pandemic, writes UP expert
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 prioritise these ...
15 May 2020
Flowers - breakthrough for Food Security- Malawi
As the shadow of food insecurity is refusing to disappear in Malawi, a South African based florist has tipped the country to revamp its idea of investing in the cut flower industry as this has the potential to augment tobacco farming, the main forex earner.