Human Sciences Research Council
The University of Johannesburg (UJ), in collaboration with the Human Sciences Research Council and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) South Africa, is hosting the 2016 Autumn International Scientific Conference on Food Security and Safety from 16-18 May 2016 in Johannesburg.
The conference theme is Improving Food Security and Safety for Sustainability in Africa.
Food security and safety concept: The transition in the concept of Food Security from the 1950s to date has been strategic and inclusive towards ensuring sustainable access and availability of safe and nutritious foods. The trend has shifted from ‘self-sufficiency in major staples’ through to ‘access to sufficient food (Food and Agricultural Organisation's World Food Conference of 1974)’, to the present day concept stating that ‘Food Security is achieved when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life’ (FAO World Food Summit, 1996).
Food security is pivoted on four major aspects which are availability, access, stability and utilisation.
For more information, refer to www.uj.ac.za/faculties/science/foodtech/Pages/Food-Security-and-Safety-Conference.aspx.
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