Posted on December 13, 2022
NAS Faculty newsletter for December 2022 is now available
Posted on December 12, 2022
Professor Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is currently Director and Chair of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Food Systems at UP.
Posted on October 24, 2022
The criteria for election is “significant achievement in the advancement and application of science/ scholarship, both nationally and internationally”. Members are drawn from the wide spectrum of disciplines.
Posted on September 29, 2022
Economic analysis shows food loss and waste in SA are estimated at 9 million tonnes per year. Proper post-harvest storage and the use of smart technology targeting insects can reduce small-scale farmers' losses, a UP researcher says.
Posted on September 14, 2022
The African Research Universities Alliance Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Food Systems (ARUA-SFS) at UP recently hosted the Science Days and High-level Colloquium that centred on the theme ‘From food security to sustainable food systems: Addressing the challenges and ensuring...
Posted on September 14, 2022
Professor John Taylor, a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Consumer and Food Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) and an internationally renowned food scientist, has been awarded the Clyde H Bailey Medal by the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC).
Posted on September 13, 2022
NAS Faculty newsletter for September 2022 is now available
Posted on July 07, 2022
More than three billion people, most of whom are in developing countries, rely on the ocean to make a living. Fisheries and aquaculture provide the main source of animal protein for some 17% of the world’s population. In the least-developed countries, fish contributes about 29% of animal...
Posted on July 01, 2022
“We need to change agriculture from a way of life to a business enterprise that is profitable,” said Dr Ayodele Odusola, UNDP representative, at the recent UP-hosted book launch.
Posted on May 24, 2022
Professor Sheryl Hendriks says in her interview with BRINK that one of the big challenges in dealing with global food shortages caused by the Ukraine conflict is the lack of private sector involvement in the food sector in many countries.
Posted on April 05, 2022
18 fellows of the Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) recently presented final research proposals on various food-systems-related topics, during a three-day symposium held at UP's Future Africa Institute.
Posted on September 02, 2020
Large-scale land acquisitions have been increasing in developing countries following the 2007/8 high food price crisis. Countries with limited agricultural potential, like Gulf states, have been driving foreign acquisitions in developing countries. Many developing country governments see these...
Posted on August 19, 2020
Many countries have yet to feel the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – which will certainly not be limited to the health of the people. Government restrictions, attempts to adapt, and the direct effects of the disease are likely to change the way people earn a living. Humanitarian...
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.
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.
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...
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...
Posted on June 11, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the sluggishness of governments in addressing significant development challenges. This is especially true for the areas of food security and nutrition. Our recently published paper highlights bottlenecks in the policy process that stall effective implementation.
Posted on June 11, 2020
The informal food sector in South Africa fulfils an essential role in the fight against hunger and is a R360-billion a year industry. But it has been walloped by the national lockdown, which has had a severe impact on the 70% of residents of informal settlements who buy from these traders.
Posted on June 09, 2020
While it will take time to fully understand the scope of COVID-19’s impact on food and agriculture, we can look at the current state of food systems in Africa and what countries are doing to ensure that the food security of tens of millions of people does not succumb to the worst...
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