2016 Autumn International Scientific Conference on Food Safety and Security
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) in collaborations with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Department of Science and Technology (DST), South Africa will be holding an International congress on Food Security and Safety from the 16-18 May 2016
Theme: In the eyes of the need for valued attention to Food Security and Food Safety in Africa, the theme of this maiden UJ’s conference is:
“Improving Food Security and Safety for Sustainability in Africa”.
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Venue: Resolution Circle, Cnr Barry Hertzog and Empire Road, Milpark, Johannesburg (entrance on Napier Road)
GPS Coordinates: S26°10.952' E28°01.117' (Map)
Food security and safety concept:
The transition in the concept of Food Security from the 1950s till 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 “access to sufficient food (Food and Agricultural Organization’s World Food Conference of 1974)”, to 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 utilization.
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