Growing together…….lifting others


Advancing Food Science and Technology in Africa at a lab-industry-trade nexus

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Welcome To African Food Research Network

Welcome to the official website of the African Food Research Network.

The history of AfREN started in 2017 with a few postgraduate Food Science & Technology students who are nationals of different African countries. They all expressed regrets about the poor state of research facilities, funding and relationship between Food Science profession and many African societies. 

The informal discuss resolved to be an agent of desirable change in the narrative. It was a considered opinion that sustainable change in the narrative is possible if all actors in the food value chain works together for the common good. AfREN is a growing collaborative network of research, industry, regulatory, trade and allied professionals and partners.

About AfREN

African Food Research Network (AfREN) is a registered Not for Profit (NPO) organisation in terms of the Nonprofit Organisation Act of 1997 of the Republic of South Africa (Registration Number 231-948 Its operation is however open to all African countries, showcasing Africa to the world and the world to Africa. We are a group of food professionals passionate about advancing the science of food from a lab-industry-trade nexus. Hence, AfREN is a growing collaborative network of research, industry, regulatory, trade, allied professionals and partners.

Learn All About Our Board of Directors

Meet The Members

AfREN Partners

We are open to partnership and collaboration with a local and international organization
who believe in our cause.

Technical Support

Empowering African food researchers with the technical resources they need

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