Cape Town Stellenbosch, South Africa
From Left: Prof. Diran Makinde – Senior Advisor NEPAD; Prof. Margaret Gitau – Purdue University USA; Prof. Ayub Gitau; Dr. Duncan Mbuge and Prof. Lawrence Gumbe.
Engineering and Technology Innovation for Global Food Security an ASABE Global Initiative Conference commenced on Monday 24th October 2016 at Spier Hotel in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering is represented by Eng. Prof. Ayub Gitau and Eng. Dr. Duncan Mbuge.
The conference will focus on all engineering and technology necessary to ensure the availability of a consistent food supply; access to sufficient resources to produce or purchase food; ability to store and preserve food for an adequate shelf life; and opportunity to make healthy, nutritious dietary choices. These include food productivity, reduction of post-harvest losses and food wastage, improvements in agricultural technology and informatics, the need for climate adaptation of agriculture, benefit international development projects, and facilitate technology scale-up.