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Food insecurity, the consumer food environment, formality and informality in the South African food system

Venue: The River Club, Observatory
Date: 18 Oct 2016
Time: 8:30


The full day event marks the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s World Food Day that takes place annually on 16 October.

The event showcases work in progress by researchers affiliated to the Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS) and creates space for individuals and organisations to discuss challenges around ensuring access to nutritious, affordable food for all in South Africa.

This full day event will consist of three panel discussions focusing on:

  • Food insecurity in South Africa;
  • The consumer food environment, corporate power and food and nutrition security in South Africa; and
  • Livelihoods, formality and informality in the food system.

This event is a collaboration between the CoE-FS, the Institute of Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, African Centre for Cities (ACC) and the Labour and Enterprise Policy Research Group (LEP), both at the University of Cape Town.

Live tweets can be followed from: #WFD2016 and #SAfoodsystem