• Position: Project Manager
    Qualifications:          MA (Albert-Ludwigs Univ, Freiburg)
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Florian is a researcher and project manager with a keen interest in the links between food systems transitions, nupoverty, governance and public health, especially in African cities. Following his Masters degree in historical anthropology, he consulted to the NGO sector on agro-ecology, ethnobotany and health. Having conducted research and training on urban food insecurity in Johannesburg since 2008, Florian’s collaboration with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE) led to his involvement with the SOPH, where he currently manages the IDRC-funded project ‘Researching obesogenic food environments in South Africa and Ghana’.

reseA PhD student at PLAAS, Florian is also collaborating with the CoE Food Policy and Governance Programme, where his role as co-convenor of the Western Cape and Gauteng Communities of Practice on Food Governance provides a platform for policy engagement foregrounding food environments and health.

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape
Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville 7535, Republic of South Africa
Tel: +27-21 - 959 2809 | Fax: +27- 21 - 959 2872 | Email: mppetersen@uwc.ac.za