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  • Indigenous, instant superfood for rural children

    Posted on April 19, 2016

    For her PhD research, Dr Nokuthula Vilakazi chose to investigate the possibility of using locally produced grains to develop a nutritious, ready-to-eat meal comparable to some of the so-called superfoods sold in shops.

  • It is possible to reduce all forms of malnutrition by 2030, says report

    Posted on October 19, 2015

    Lawrence Haddad had the rare opportunity to share a global nutrition report, hot off the press, with an eager-to-engage multi-sectoral audience when he presented an overview of the Global Nutrition Report at the Indaba Hotel in Johannesburg on Friday, 2 October 2015.

  • Healthy diet unaffordable for most South Africans

    Posted on September 03, 2015

    The food system impacts on the ability of consumers to choose healthy diets. Despite marginalised consumers (LSM 1-4) spending up to 35% of their budget on food, a healthy diet remains unaffordable for these consumers.

  • How to eat healthily on a tight budget

    Posted on August 28, 2015

    For the next three years researchers will be looking at what is on the plates of poor South Africans. What they learn will help improve the national diet.

  • Finding answers to herbicide resistance

    Posted on August 13, 2015

    The research component of the Monsanto/BE at UP Collaborative Research Programme aims to monitor whether glyphosate-resistance in weeds is developing and to assess the plant mechanisms involved.

  • Green revolution has not had the anticipated impact on nutrition in South Asia

    Posted on August 06, 2015

    South Asia’s ‘green revolution’ saw the roll out of high-yield crops, improved technology and agricultural resources, but proper nutrition is still out of reach for many. It’s a situation that has seen an alarming rise in numbers of children with stunted growth, leading to...

  • The ethics of meat production

    Posted on August 05, 2015

    Prof Edward Webb has conducted years of intensive research in animal science to find acceptable ways of improving farming methods to enhance the well-being of animals, which, in turn, will result in better quality animal produce.

  • Prof Johann Kirsten appointed as editor of Agrekon

    Posted on July 10, 2015

    Prof Johann Kirsten, Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development was recently appointed as the Editor of Agrekon, published by Taylor and Francis and indexed by Scopus and Web of Science. He succeeds Prof André Jooste who was Agrekon editor since 2010.

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