Research News

  • UP to co-host International Sorghum Conference in 2018

    Posted on November 30, 2017

    The first world conference on sorghum in over 30 years will be hosted jointly by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet of Kansas State University, USA, and the University of Pretoria (UP) in April 2018.

  • Prof Bernard Slippers appointed as Director of FABI

    Posted on November 20, 2017

    Prof Bernard Slippers has officially been appointed as Professor and Director of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria from 1 January 2018.

  • UP ready to address challenges in agriculture for next hundred years

    Posted on November 14, 2017

    Not only did the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) celebrate a hundred years of agriculture at a prestigious event earlier this month, but it also recognised Dr Johan van Zyl, former Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UP and current CEO of African...

  • Food microbiologist appointed as new Head of Department of Consumer and Food Science

    Posted on November 03, 2017

    Prof Elna Buys has been appointed as the Head of the newly merged Department of Consumer and Food Science at the University of Pretoria from 1 November 2017.

  • Seven African countries show how the battle against malnutrition can be won

    Posted on October 26, 2017

    A number of African countries are taking bold action to tackle malnutrition. They have successfully implemented a range of actions that have started to improve nutrition for all.

  • Sorghum in the 21st Century

    Posted on September 15, 2017

    Cape Town, South Africa will be the venue of the 2018 global sorghum conference, “Sorghum in the 21st Century: Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World,” on April 9-12, 2018. The conference, the first of its kind in over 30 years, will see hundreds of participants from around...

  • Applying health research in South African schools for learners' well-being

    Posted on August 23, 2017

    A collaborative study involving local and international researchers has created an intervention strategy to help improve the diet and lifestyle of schoolchildren in South Africa.

  • Solving food insecurity will be no picnic, researchers say

    Posted on August 23, 2017

    South Africa has a tradition of evidence-based decision making, grounded in the findings of national surveys. But many of them remain a largely untapped resource for understanding the contextual experience of food insecurity.

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