New book provides insight into contemporary food security issues
Posted on March 04, 2020
Food insecurity is a major obstacle to development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is a complex issue that cuts across traditional sectors in government and disciplines in academia. Understanding how multiple elements cause and influence food security is essential for...
Tackling HIV through Better Nutrition in Africa
Posted on January 15, 2020
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are still global problems, with Africa remaining as the most affected continent. In this region of the world, according to UNAIDS data almost 500,000 deaths in 2018 were associated with HIV and AIDS related diseases...
University of Pretoria: Striving to Feed 10 Billion People by 2050
Posted on December 05, 2019
One year ago United Nations Academic Impact announced the inauguration of the UNAI SDG Hubs, UNAI member institutions selected as exemplars for their innovative scholarship and engagement related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) who serve as resources for best practices for the UNAI...
Malawi study highlights the importance of men in childcare and nutrition
Posted on November 01, 2019
In Malawi, as in many other societies, women have historically been responsible for housework, food and childcare. Women’s household responsibilities have often left them with heavier workloads than men.
SDG Hub at UP presents Briefing Note on aligning SDGs with African agendas
Posted on October 29, 2019
The South African SDG Hub at UP)recently presented its latest Briefing Note at an event held at UP’s Future Africa campus. Housed in the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership at UP, the hub supports the implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Climate change and poverty go hand in hand
Posted on October 27, 2019
The fight to end poverty and hunger through agriculture has become more difficult because of the challenge of climate change. Ending poverty, hunger and malnutrition, and tackling climate change have to be dealt with simultaneously.
Africa is not broken: A tale of African innovation in food and well-being
Posted on October 22, 2019
The picture often painted of Africa is one of hunger, corruption and a general state of disrepair. We do not typically hear of the successes that Africa is driving. For example, several African countries have reduced malnutrition over the past 15 years, some by as much as 50%.
Flocking: How sharing resources lays the foundation of African Prosperity
Posted on October 20, 2019
Nomonde Ntsundwana, a teacher at a Nelson Mandela Metropol primary school, has taken her role of educator beyond the classroom. As a champion of nutrition and school gardens, she leads a strong team of teachers, students and community members that supports the production of nutritious food...