Scott Drimie has two decades of research and teaching expertise related to food systems, livelihoods and vulnerability in Africa, with in-depth knowledge of food and nutrition security. 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 has wide-ranging skills in cross-disciplinary research and, at Stellenbosch University, is a Professor at the Nutrition Division, Department of Global Health, (Faculty of Health and Medicine Sciences). He has directed the Southern Africa Food Lab (www.southernafricafoodlab.org) since 2013. This is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together stakeholders in the regional food system to identify and pilot innovative means to achieve long-term, sustainable food security.