Prof Scott Drimie

Chief Researcher
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Field of research

  • Food and nutrition security
  • Food systems


Scott Drimie is both a researcher and facilitator working on food systems in southern Africa. Taking a largely political economy lens, he has focused primarily on food policy and the facilitation of new institutional arrangements for food system governance. Scott’s academic career pivots on his role as Associate Professor (Extraordinary) in the Department of Global Health and at CST through the School of Public Leadership. He co-designs and facilitates learning processes across many of the thematic areas at the Centre.

Scott has directed the Southern African Food Lab since October 2013. This is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together actors in the regional food system to identify and pilot innovative means to achieve long-term, sustainable food security. This is done through the use of collaborative learning and facilitation approaches. The Food Lab is housed at the Faculty of Agri-Sciences at Stellenbosch.