Research News

  • Food Science receives state-of-the-art hygiene facility

    Posted on November 29, 2016

    PHT-South Africa, a subsidiary of the global hygiene and technology company with the same name headquartered in Germany, recently donated a high end three-part hygiene facility worth R350 000 to the Department of Food Science at the University of Pretoria.

  • Partners of change in South Africa's education system

    Posted on November 16, 2016

    Prof Ronél Ferreira, Head of the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria (UP), uses intervention research to facilitate positive change in resource-constrained school settings and vulnerable communities. This style of research not only...

  • UP hosts Maize Symposium in partnership with Mexican Embassy and SAAFoST

    Posted on November 03, 2016

    Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Pretoria and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Mexican Ambassador to South Africa, his Excellency Mr Mauricio Escanero instigated an initiative to bring together scientists working on food...

  • Knowledge Exchange Visit to UK for SA’s Early Career Young Women in Science

    Posted on November 02, 2016

    Nokuthula Vilakati, a post-doctoral Fellow at the University of the Pretoria at the Institute of Food Nutrition and Well-being, was one of 5 participants selected from 25 early career female researchers and scientists for the UK study tour to meet with leading UK experts in science communication.

  • Hear a young journalist explain our new policy analysis tool

    Posted on November 02, 2016

    After a workshop to validate a new policy analysis tool, a young journalists aired this explanation

  • Global Hand Washing Day

    Posted on October 14, 2016

    Prof Lise Korsten, Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) says for hand washing to be effective it must be practiced consistently at regular key times, at least five times a day. "Hands should be washed early in the morning, before and after handling fruit, before and...

  • 'Shoki-Nwa' scoops up Best Presentation Award at International Competition

    Posted on October 03, 2016

    A ready-to-drink sorghum-cowpea beverage developed by four Food Science students from the University of Pretoria, recently won them an international award.

  • Stakeholders voice demand for policy input on predicting future feed and food availability

    Posted on August 19, 2016

    A recent modelling experiment by researchers at the University of Pretoria shows that models that ignore the effect of extreme weather events in predicting crop yield could lead to over-predictions and over-confidence in the potential yield of crops.

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