Malnutrition, including over and under nutrition and micro-nutrient deficiencies, is the top contributor to the global disease burden. Globally, 800 million people are under-nourished, 2 billion are overweight or obese and 2 billion are micronutrient deficient.
The vast majority of the world’s hungry live in developing countries. Southern Asia faces the greatest hunger burden, with about 281 million undernourished people. In sub-Saharan Africa, the current rate of undernourishment is currently around 23 percent. Despite decreasing under-nutrition, levels remain unacceptably high.
In association with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Universities of Pretoria and the Western Cape, South Africa’s Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, invites participants to the third International Conference on Global Food Security.
The five core conference themes reflect an integrated approach to identifying solutions to the complex global challenge of food security:
- Food creation
- Food safety and bio security
- Food loss and waste
- Food in a changing society
- Food utilization
Register to attend here.