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18 October 2016
Food insecurity, the consumer food environment, formality and informality in SA's food system

Food insecurity, the consumer food environment, formality and informality in SA's food system

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 programme will consist of three panels with discussion 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.

Representatives from government and civil society will be given an opportunity to respond to presentations before opening for discussion.

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