Food security and agriculture

For centuries, African communities have used IKS to determine when, what, how and why to grow (e.g. crop rotation and inter-cropping) for food and nutritional security. IKS-based multi and trans disciplinary research and human capital development, will be undertaken on the symbiotic relationship between agriculture, food security, climate change and environmental sustainability. This will include the integration of the humanities in critical food studies for local and global for food and nutritional security. The focus area will put emphasis on documentation of community-based knowledge systems in organic agricultural value chain in both rural and urban areas to enhance knowledge in food processing for increased food security, income generation and job creation, especially in the marginalized communities.