Research News

  • UP awarded a Nutrition and Food Security Chair

    Posted on June 07, 2018

    Prof Hettie Schönfeldt, Director of the African Research Universities Alliance Centre of Excellence for Food Security led by the University of Pretoria (UP), and an associate of the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Well-being, has won the bid for the first five-year cycle of the Department of...

  • Researching solutions for a healthier world

    Posted on April 04, 2018

    The 7th April is World Health Day. Through it, we are reminded of the commitment that was made by world leaders to the Sustainable Development Goals. The world’s leaders have made a commitment to realizing people’s right to health, primarily through universal health coverage for all.

  • Prof Naushad Emmambux honoured at International Conference of the Mauritian Academic Diaspora (ICMAD) 2018

    Posted on March 12, 2018

    Professor Naushad Emmambux, from the University of Pretoria, was among alumni of IMCAD invited from universities across the world.

  • International Women's Day Special Issue of Development Policy Review profiles an assessment of Malawi's nutrition policy

    Posted on March 08, 2018

    On International Women's Day, a special issue of Development Policy Review profiles an assessment of Malawi's Nutrition Plan and Strategy to determine how gender-responsive it is. Gender-responsive nutrition policies could accelerate progress in meeting international commitments such as the SDGs....

  • Food policy and nutrition economics in the SDG era

    Posted on February 27, 2018

    For analysts and academics alike, the world of development policy changes quickly. Decision-makers are faced with increasing complexity and a growing list of elements that have to be taken into account in policy reform and design.

  • Plant science students fly UP flag high

    Posted on February 26, 2018

    Climate change, food scarcity, drought and increasing food prices are some of the challenges facing the world today. As young academics come face-to-face with these global challenges, they are determined to take charge by taking up careers that are aimed at making a lasting impact.

  • Food system transformation is essential to attain the Sustainable Development Goals

    Posted on February 19, 2018

    In partnership with other leading organisations, the Quadram Institute recently organised a workshop to help researchers from across Africa exploit food composition data, improve local nutrition policies and public health advice.

  • AAUN Africa Forum brings experts together in Cape Town

    Posted on December 14, 2017

    The Australia-Africa Universities Network (AAUN) recently brought together 55 Australian and African experts from academia, government, the diplomatic service, business and agencies to assess education and research partnerships in development, the engagement of stakeholders, and building...

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