SAAFoST Northern Branch: Double Lecture
Tuesday 28 November 2017
Dear Members,

For only a single trip to the University of Pretoria, the Northern Branch is pleased to be able to offer you two presentations by leaders in their fields on subjects that are of great relevance and interest to all food and related science professionals. If you are collecting CPD points, which you should be doing, a double lecture means double value and is not to be missed. Join us and soak up the experience and knowledge that these speakers have to share of food security, climate change and livelihood in relation to food science and technology.


Ingrid Woodrow
Chair: SAAFoST Northern Branch (2017-2019)


First Presentation: 15:30 - 1610
Presentation Title: Climate Change and Food Security
Presenter: Professor Albert McGill
Prof McGill, formally of the Food Science Department of the University of Pretoria (1983-1991), where he received his DSc degree, is currently the owner and consultant of Future for Food, an independent think tank in Australia. He is Chair of the Emergency Feeding Systems Group, of the IUFoST Food Security Task Team, is the representing delegate on Food Security for IUFoST (International Union of Food Science and Technology) to ICSU (International Council for Science) and also represents AIFST (Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology). He is a Fellow of IAFoST (International Academy of Food Science and Technology) has experience of many universities throughout the world, holds numerous fellowships and serves on many professional and national committees. Prof McGill has published 90 refereed papers and presented 110 papers at scientific conferences, he was the inaugural editor of the Journal of Food Science Education and the joint managing editor of the ASEAN Food Journal. In 1985 Prof McGill became a Registered Natural Scientist in SA.

Second Presentation: 16:10 - 16:50
Presentation Title: Linking agriculture, nutrition and entrepreneurship towards improving the livelihoods of small-holder farmers in the semi-arid tropics
Presenter: Dr Saikat Datta Mazumdar
Dr Mazumdar is currently the Chief Operation Officer (COO) of the NutriPlus Knowledge Program, at the Agribusiness Innovation Platform (AIP), at the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India. He is involved in providing support to entrepreneurs in the area of food and agribusiness; research and development in the area of nutraceuticals, fortified foods and food safety; nutritional intervention projects towards addressing malnutrition and enhancement of dietary diversity among tribal populations in India; and establishment of IS0 17025:2005 accredited Food testing laboratories in Africa. His expertise is in the rea of food science and technology, nutritional intervention studies, nutritional analysis, food product development, production planning, food safety quality management systems, ISO 17025: 2005 accreditation for food testing laboratories, biosensors and bioelectronics.

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017
Venue: Dept. of Food Science, Old Agriculture Building, University of Pretoria
Parking at Food Science: may be limited, enter the campus via University Rd and use the parkade - see directions below
Gautrain: Hatfield station is a 10 minute walk from the Dept. of Food Science (Enter via Prospect Street).
15h00 - 15h30: Arrival and registration
15h30 - 17h00: Welcome, presentations, discussion & questions
17h00: Tea and Coffee
Cost: No charge but booking is essential.
Bring this notice with you in case access to the university is difficult on the day.
Booking: Book through Sharon Beeming by Monday morning, 27 November at the very latest
Book by e-mail: SharonB@turnerssecretariat.co.za or
Book by Telephone: 031-3688000

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Directions: From Johannesburg / OR Tambo International Airport
From the M1 or the R21 to Pretoria, take the N1 North towards Polokwane until you reach the Lynnwood Road off-ramp.
Exit left into Lynnwood Rd and, heading in a westerly direction, into town, pass several traffic lights.
At the second set of traffic lights after Jan Shoba Street (Duncan Street) you will find UP's main entrance on your right.
To get to the parkade, pass the main UP entrance and turn first right into University Road.
The entrance to the University from University Road is on the immediate right.
The parkade is straight ahead of this university entrance.
The entrance to the parkade itself is on the Lynnwood Rd or south side of the building.
The department of food science is in the Old Agriculture Building
Map: Click here to view the map of the department of Food Science in the Old Agriculture Building.