Poverty Reduction Proceedings Report

Academy of Science of South Africa (2016)

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2016). Poverty Reduction Proceedings Report. [Online] Available at: DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2016/0009

Meeting Proceedings

Welcome Address from Assaf (Prof Barney Pityana, Vice-President, Assaf) 6 Welcome from Partner Organisation (Prof Yousuf Maudarbocus, Vice-President, Nasac) 9 Keynote Address (Dr Mamphela Ramphele, Nelson Mandela Foundation) 10 Theme 1: Food Security and Agriculture (Facilitator: Prof Himla Soodyall, Human Genomic Diversity and Disease Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand) 16 The Scramble for Africa’s Food Security: Food and Nutrition Trends in the sub-Saharan Economic Powerhouses (Prof Julian May, Director, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, University of the Western Cape) 16 How to Look at Food Security as a Complex Issue (Dr Patrick Caron, CIRAD, France, and Chairperson, High-Level Panel of Experts of the Committee on World Food Security) 20 Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa (2016 - 2025): Feed Africa (Mr Joseph Coompson, Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, African Development Bank) 22 New Zealand-based Opportunities for Africa to Enhance its Agriculture (Prof Hazel Chapman, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and Founder and Director, Nigerian Montane Forest Project, Nigeria) 26 Theme 2: Social Determination of Health (Facilitator: Dr Oladoyin Odubanjo, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Academy of Sciences) 33 Urbanisation as a Social Determinant of Health Imperative: Addressing Spatial Inequality while Meeting Rapid Urbanisation – Who Gets Left Out? (Dr Olufunke Fayehun, Nigeria Young Academy of Science) 33 The Disease Burden – Health Infrastructure, Social Cohesion and/or Exclusion that Affect Social Determinants of Health: HIV/AIDS, Ebola,