Programme  Titles  Presenters  Topics 
Sunday 3 December
07:30-08:30  Registration
Ground Floor Foyer
08:30-10:00  SYM A: Australia Africa Universities Network Meeting
401 Pincushion
  SYM B: Urban food systems and urban food security as levers for sustainable development and human well-being
601 Daisy
  SYM C: Water: Sustainable and safe approaches to secure an essential agricultural resource
602 Freesia
  SYM D: Value chain development of underutilised horticultural crops as strategic means to generating local food and nutrition security (includes a 15-minute coffee break)
603 Orchid
  SYM E: What strategies work for food and nutritional security and gender equality in agriculture research and development ?
Protea
  SYM F: Changing food systems and nutrition: Do we have the concepts and data to understand, track, and anticipate the links
Nerina
10:00-10:15  Refreshment break
Hall 8
10:15-11:45  SYM A: Australia Africa Universities Network Meeting (Cont.)
401 Pincushion
  SYM B: Urban food systems and urban food security as levers for sustainable development and human well-being (contd.)
601 Daisy
  SYM C: Water: Sustainable and safe approaches to secure an essential agricultural resource
602 Freesia
  SYM D: Value chain development of under-utilised horticultural crops as strategic means to generating local food and nutrition security
603 Orchid
  SYM E: What strategies work for food and nutritional security and gender equality in agriculture research and development ?
Protea
  SYM F: Changing food systems and nutrition: do we have the concepts and data to understand, track, and anticipate the links
Nerina
11:45-12:30  Lunch
Hall 8
12:30-14:30  SYM A: Australia Africa Universities Network Meeting (Cont.)
401 Pincushion
  SYM G: Small farms and their contribution to sustainable food and nutritional security: A transdisciplinary analysis of food systems in European and African regions
601 Daisy
  SYM H: Drought risk management and Index-insurance in drylands: Bridging scientific research and implementation to bring food security impacts at scale
602 Freesia
  SYM I: Agro-biodiversity for dietary diversification with traditional African fruits and vegetables for improved health and nutrition
603 Orchid
  SYM J: Science of scaling: connecting the pathways of agricultural research and development to improve rural livelihoods
Protea
  SYM K: Food security, conflicts and peace-building
Nerina
14:30-15:00  Refreshment break
Hall 8
15:00-17:30  SYM A: Australia Africa Universities Network Meeting (Cont.)
401 Pincushion
  SYM L: Sustainable agricultural intensification: How to make it happen in Africa
601 Daisy
  SYM N: Foresight for decision-making on food security in Africa
603 Orchid
  SYM O: Innovative methods for co- producing change in the Western Cape: Making food security policy making more inclusive
Protea 422
  SYM P: Social and cultural life of food
Nerina
17:30  Symposia conclude
  Welcome reception for symposia and conference delegates
Hall 8
 
Monday 4 December
08:30-09:20  Welcome and Introduction
Hall 9
09:20-10:00  Keynote Session-1: [K01] Investing in potential: Africa’s people and land feeding the world, Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary, Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)
Hall 9
10:00-11:00  Keynote Session-2: [K02] The future of farming: Who will produce our food?- Ken Giller, Wageningen Centre for Agroecology and Systems Analysis, The Netherlands
Hall 9
11:00-11:30  Refreshment break
Hall 8
11:30-13:00  Thematic focus parallel sessions 1- Food creation
  [4.1.1] Hot topic - Food creation
Hall 9
  [4.2.1] Food creation parallel session- Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture Collaborations
601 Daisy
  [4.3.1] Food creation parallel session- Climate change modelling and food security
602 Freesia
  [4.4.1] Food creation parallel session- Improving agricultural resilience
603 Orchid
  [4.5.1] Food creation parallel session- Diversity and demographies in food security
713 Watsonia
  [4.6.1] Food safety parallel session- One health
714 Bluebell
  [4.7.1] Food losses and waste parallel session- At home losses/consumer challenges
421 Nerina
  [4.8.1] Food in a changing society parallel session- Critical perspectives on gender in food security
422 Protea
13:00-14:00  Lunch
Hall 8
14:00-15:30  Thematic focus parallel sessions 2- Food safety and bio-security
  [4.1.2] Hot topic: Food safety and bio-security
Hall 9
  [4.2.2]- Food safety and bio-security parallel session: Food safety 1
601 Daisy
  [4.3.2] Food safety and bio-security parallel session - Food safety 2
602 Freesia
  [4.4.2] Food safety and bio-security parallel session- Bio-security
603 Orchid
  [4.5.2] Food safety and bio-security parallel session - Potable water/Food Safety 3
713 Watsonia
  [4.6.2] Food creation parallel session- Sustainable agricultural production
714 Bluebell
15:30-15:45  Refreshment break
Hall 8
15:45-17:15  Plenary session- Plant health for food security
Hall 9
15:50-16:05  [PL01] A new paradigm to securitise food from plant health disruptions, Prof. Paul Teng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Hall 9
16:05-16:20  [PL02] Historical and current plant disease epidemics and their impact on food security, Prof. Clayton Hollier, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, USA
Hall 9
16:20-16:35  [PL03] Global movement of pests and pathogens: threats and challenges to food security and ecosystem health, Prof. Sarah Gurr, University of Exeter, UK
Hall 9
16:35-16:50  [PL04] Unseen fungal pathogens threaten biosecurity and trade, Professor Pedro Crous, The Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, The Netherlands
Hall 9
17:15-18:45  Poster viewing session-1
Hall 8
17:30-19:00  World café on the missing middle in SDG 2
422 Protea
 
Tuesday 5 December
08:30-09:30  Thought leaders debate- Session sponsored by the National Research Foundation, South Africa
Hall 9
09:30-11:00  Plenary session 2: Food losses & waste in the context of sustainable food systems
Hall 9
09:35-09:50  [PL05] Pre-harvest losses, Prof. Serge Savary, Research Director, INRA, France
Hall 9
09:50-10:05  [PL06] Digital platforms to harness more food for foodbanks in South Africa, Mr Andy du Plessis, Managing Director, Food Forward SA, South Africa
Hall 9
10:05-10:20  [PL07] Food waste in South Africa, Dr Suzan Oelofse, Principal Researcher, Waste for Development, CSIR, South Africa
Hall 9
11:00-11:30  Refreshment break
Hall 8
11:30-13:00  Thematic focus parallel sessions 3: Food losses and waste
  [5.1.1] Theme: Food Losses and Waste Hot Topic: Leadership for Innovation
Hall 9
  [5.2.1] Theme: Food losses and waste at- or post-harvest losses
601 Daisy
  [5.3.1] Theme: Food losses and waste at retail or supply chain losses
602 Freesia
  [5.4.1] Theme: Food losses and waste global losses and pre- harvest losses/socio- economic impact
603 Orchid
  [5.5.1] Theme: Food in a changing society market access
713 Watsonia
  [5.6.1] Theme: Food utilisation exploring foodways
714 Bluebell
  [5.7.1] Theme: Food in a changing society resilience and food systems
421 Nerina
13:00-14:00  Lunch and Poster viewing session 2
Hall 8
14:00-15:00  Plenary panel: Food systems for food security
Hall 9
  [PL08] What agriculture is needed for sustainable food systems?, Dr Hans Herren, IPES-Food
Hall 9
  [PL09] Towards an urban food security agenda, Prof. Jane Battersby, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Hall 9
15:00-16:30  Plenary session- Food security in changing societies
Hall 9
15:05-15:20  [PL10] Gender mainstreaming, Dr Jemimah Njuki, IDRC, Kenya
Hall 9
15:20-15:35  [PL11] Youth inclusion, Dr Alemayehu Konde Koira, MasterCard Foundation, Canada
Hall 9
15:35-15:50  [PL12] Socio-Economic Complexities, Prof.Robyn Alders, University of Sydney, Australia
Hall 9
15:50-16:05  [PL13] Rethinking public policies for food security: Moving from sectorial to territorial approaches, Dr Bruno Losch, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and CIRAD, France
Hall 9
16:30-16:45  Refreshment break
Hall 8
16:45-18:00  Thematic focus parallel sessions 4: Food security in changing societies
  [5.1.2] Theme: Food in a changing society hot topic: Social protection
Hall 9
  [5.2.2] Theme: Food in a changing society food sovereignty
601 Daisy
  [5.3.2] Theme: Food in a changing society social protection/ Human capital development
602 Freesia
  [5.4.2] Theme: Food in a changing society sustainable livelihoods
603 Orchid
  [5.5.2] Theme: Food creation agricultural productivity and livestock
713 Watsonia
  [5.6.2] Theme: Food utilisation SMART and under- utilised foods
714 Bluebell
18:00  Session close
19:00  Conference Dinner – Coaches will depart from outside of the CTICC2
 
Wednesday 6 December
08:30-10:00  Global trends commentary
Hall 9
10:00-11:15  Keynote presentation
08:35-08:50  [PL14] The Malabo Montpellier panel and forum, Prof. Sheryl Hendriks, Member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel and Director of the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Hall 9
08:50-09:05  [PL15] Review of SDG 2 by the UN high level political forum in July and the identification of critical and emerging issues by the HLPE, Dr Patrick Caron, Cirad, Chair of the High-Level Panel of Experts of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security, France
Hall 9
09:05-09:20  [PL16] Recent developments in food and nutrition security on the African continent, Prof. Mandivamba Rukuni, Director, BEAT Doctoral Academy, South Africa
Hall 9
09:20-09:35  [PL17] 9th GCHERA Global Conference and World Agriculture Prize, Prof. John Kennelly, President, GCHERA World Agriculture Prize, Canada
Hall 9
10:05-10:25  [K03] Is food security a public good and why does it matter?, Professor Julian May, Director, Centre of Excellence in Food Security, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Hall 9
10:25-10:45  [K04] Functional food system or dietary disaster, Alice Pell, Cornell University, USA
Hall 9
11:15-11:30  Refreshment break
Hall 8
11:30-13:00  Thematic focus parallel sessions 5: Food utilisation
  [6.1.1] Theme: Food utilisation hot topic: SMART foods
Hall 9
  [6.2.1] Theme: Food utilisation trends and disruptors
601 Daisy
  [6.3.1] Theme: Food utilisation public policy for food utilisation
602 Freesia
  [6.4.1] Theme: Food utilisation child nutrition security
603 Orchid
  [6.5.1] Theme: Food utilisation water, land and nutrition
713 Watsonia
  [6.6.1] Theme: Food in a changing society urban food contexts and governance
714 Bluebell
13:00-14:00  Lunch and power poster presentations
Hall 8
14:00-15:30  Closing plenary: Food in the future
Hall 9
15:30  Conference Closing
Hall 9
 
Thursday 7 December
  The tour has been cancelled
 
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