Archive of Interdisciplinary Discussion Groups and Past Events
Interdisciplinary Discussion Group
The FSI interdisciplinary discussion groups started in March 2010 and occur bi-monthly. In order for the valuable work that is shared not to be lost, we are keeping an archive of presentations (where available) here:
May 14, 2012 – Kenneth Charles Mbwanji presented the fascinating results of his Masters thesis project which is focused on developing more drought resistant strains of wheat using induced mutagenesis.
February 27, 2012 – Prof Ailsa Hardie and Prof Alf Botha – “Biochar Amendment of Western Cape Sandy Soil”
October 3, 2011. – Dr. Sue Jackson (Botany and Zoology) & Prof. Lindy Heinicken (Sociology & Social Anthropology) -”The sustainability and employment creation potential of bivalve mariculture: A case study of mussel and oyster farms in Saldanha Bay”.
September 16, 2011, Prof. N. Vink - “Agricultural policy: implications for Food Security”.
August 29, 2011, Prof. Luc D’Hase and Hester Vermeulen – “The Food Security status of Limpopo province”.
March 2010, Jess Schulschenk- “Sustainable Stellenbosch”
May 2010, C. Chipanda and A. Van der Merwe – “Meat and Meat Products and Post Harvest Apple Losses”
August 2010, Dr. Ed Mabaya and Dr. Kristza Tihani – “Emerging agribusiness in South Africa”
February 2011, Prof Milla McLachlan – “The Southern African Food Change Lab”
April 2011, Prof Louw Hoffman – “The meat we eat from a Food Security Perspective”
June 2011, Gareth Haysom – “Stellenbosch Food Security System Strategy”
FSI in Dehli at IFPRI ‘Leveriging Agriculture for improving Nutrition and Health‘. Prof McLachlan and Opara both spoke at the international event. Click on the link to see their presentation as well as others. IFPRI Agriculture and Food Security
Recent and upcoming events
The first combined symposium entitled “Working towards a Food Secure South Africa was held on 26th October 2011 and was a great day of many different parties coming together, sharing knowledge and discussing how we can better work together towards the task of a food secure South Africa. The day was hosted by Stellenbosch Univerity, UCT, UWC and CPUT at the CPUT campus. The programme for the day along with the two posters that were not on the free CD are available below. If you would like any of the other posters that were shown on the day please feel free to contact Julia Harper at email@example.com .
The FSI forms part of an international consortium on Food Security. This group met recently in Singapore and a press release pertaining to the event is available here;Press Release GlCoFS
On the 29th October 2010 the FSI had its first symposium. The slides and additional material are available on the ‘archives’ page.
Food Security Initiative Symposium
Each year we intend on holding a symposium day to share research findings and discuss current issues pertinent to Food Security rhetoric. Here are some of the posters and presentations that were shared in October 2010.