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 initiative brings together stakeholders in the regional food system to identify and pilot innovative means to achieve long-term, sustainable food security.