Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being

The University of Pretoria Institute provides a platform that brings together extensive expertise related to food security across seven faculties and over 35 disciplines (click here for a list of expertise associated with the Institute).The Institute has over 85 expert Associates and 120 postgraduate students. This critical mass of researchers seeks to address food insecurity and to find ways of building a more resilient agriculture and food system to reduce hunger and malnutrition, and to promote consumption behaviour that ensures human productivity and overall well-being.

Our focus is on applying science to solving issues related to producing more food in sustainable ways, food safety, exploiting the health-promoting properties of foods to improve nutrition, influencing what people eat and investigating the impact of policies on food security. 

The Institute co-hosts the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and UP's Institutional Research Theme on Food, Nutrition and Well-being. The Institute also hosts the United Nations Academic Impact Hub for SDG 2. To learn more about the SDG 2 Hub, visit our official site.

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