The IPB specializes in the characterization and manipulation of primary carbon metabolism in plants. The ultimate goal is to manipulate the relevant metabolic pathways to either improve yield and/or quality, or to produce novel, high-value products in plants.
The Institute for Wine Biotechnology (IWBT), part of the Department of Viticulture and Oenology, was established at Stellenbosch University in 1995. The IWBT is an internationally recognised postgraduate training and research institute offering visionary training and innovative research to support the South African wine and grapevine industries.
The South African Research Chair in Postharvest Technology at the University of Stellenbosch was established in 2009 under the DST-NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI). The primary goal of the Chair is to undertake cross-cutting innovative research and human capacity development to support South Africa's agricultural and horticultural postharvest industries.
Centre for Food Safety (CFS), hosted in the Faculty of Agrisciences ,in the Department of Food Science, is a one-of-a-kind applied food science research consortium comprised of Stellenbosch University and the food industry. In collaboration, we will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to develop and exchange knowledge, experience, and expertise in the areas of food safety, food defence and food processing. The Centre for Food Safety undertakes short and long-term research projects and also provides training and education on food safety related matters.
The mission of the African Wildlife Economy Institute (AWEI) is to strengthen the governance of wildlife economies in Africa in support of biodiversity conservation and inclusive, sustainable development. It supports and facilitates multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on the ethical context, governance, and functioning of wildlife economies. AWEI aims to become the leading institute for research, outreach, and engagement on wildlife economies on the continent.
The Southern Africa Food Lab was established in 2009 to promote creative responses to the problem of hunger through multistakeholder dialogue and action. The Lab team is one of unprecedented diversity in the region, comprising stakeholders from corporate, grassroots, NGO, academic, and government sectors, all working together to transform the food system from farm to table. Over the past decade the Lab has successfully facilitated collaboration and dialogue, not just raising awareness, but effectively catalysing action to foster innovations and experimental action towards a thriving, just and sustainable food system.