Food Security exists ‘when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.’

Bearing these points in mind and when evaluating the South African situation, the record reveals that almost 12 million South African citizens are food insecure; and in addition, some 43% of able-bodied South Africans are unemployed. These facts point out that ‘food security’ is an issue of critical concern within the current context that has been and is being challenged by, among others, geo-political tensions, climate change, and economic uncertainties.

As these challenges intensify, addressing ‘food security’ becomes paramount to safeguarding the well-being and stability of nations and populations. This one-day Food Security Conference aims to bring together stakeholders from various sectors (a) to foster close collaboration and (b) to devise sustainable strategies; these efforts are mainly to combat food insecurity in South Africa, in particular, and the African Continent, in general. This will be in collaboration with the Islamic Organization of Food Security (IOFS) and a few other international stakeholders.

IOFS and the series of Food Security Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops play pivotal roles in fostering dialogue, collaboration, and action to address food insecurity. By working together, the global community and various stakeholders can build resilient, sustainable, and equitable food systems that safeguard the well-being of present and future generations. 

Event Details:
Thursday, 31 August 2023

Time: 9:30am – 16:00pm

Islamia College Auditorium,

Imam Haron Street, Lansdowne, Cape Town.

 Key Organizing Organizations

 Islamic Organisation of Food Security (IOFS):

IOFS, is a specialized institution within the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), the apex body of 57 Muslim-majority member states. The primary mission of the IOFS is to enhance food security. Most of its members are in Africa and Asia with high levels of food insecurity. IOFS strives to address the unique challenges of climate vulnerabilities, geopolitical instabilities, and economic disparities.

 Awqaf SA:

Awqaf SA is a South African charitable organization that is crucial in promoting food security and addressing other social issues within South Africa. It operates on the principles of Islamic philanthropy, and it aims to uplift vulnerable communities through sustainable projects and initiatives. 

 International Peace College South Africa (IPSA):

The International Peace College South Africa is an institution of higher learning based in Cape Town, South Africa. It is committed to providing education and training in various fields designed for community development with a focus on fostering peace, tolerance, and intercultural understanding.

This one-day conference is supported by the following organizations, Jameyyatul Qurra, Madina Institute, Islamia College,

The organization will be honored if your organization could participate in this conference and consider it an opportunity to share your experiences and network with delegates engaged in food security activities, policy-making, and research.