Dr. Stella C. Sabi obtained her doctorate in Food Security from the African Centre for Food Security (ACFS)- the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa. She analyzed the food security interventions at the institution, evaluated the Food Security Programme, and developed a framework for sustainable institutional responses to the problem of food insecurity. She presented her research findings at several local and international platforms including the first SA Higher Education Colloquium on Food Insecurity at Universities, The “9th Annual Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference”, and the “2016 New York City International Academic Conference on Education & Social Sciences”. With a background in Policy and Development Studies, Dr. Sabi has authored scientific peer-reviewed journals and book chapters on food security, land policy, and HIV/AIDS-treatment policy advocacy.
Dr. Sabi worked as a Senior Researcher at The Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC). She also worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture, in the area of food security under the Department of Consumer Sciences, University of Zululand. She is a member of the Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development Phase II (PAEPARD II), the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA), and the South African Association of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences (SAAFECS). Her research interest is in Food Security, Policy Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Community Engagement.
Senior research fellow, The Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg
Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Zululand, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, Consumer Science Department
University of KwaZulu-Natal, PhD Food Security
University of KwaZulu-Natal, MSocSc Policy and Development Studies
University of KwaZulu-Natal, BSocSC Policy and Development Studies
The New Political Economy of Land Reform in South Africa, pp. 121-142, South Africa and the Quest for Land Reform: Implications for Integrative Food Security and Nation-Building
Journal of Consumer Sciences, Special Edition Food and nutrition challenges in Southern Africa, Vol 6,pp1-13, Evaluation Research on the Food Security Programme Effectiveness Towards Managing Food Insecurity at A South African University
Lifestyle and Epidemiology - Poverty and Cardiovascular Diseases a Double Burden in African Populations. ISBN 978-1-83962-737-8. IntechOpen, Poverty, compromised dietary intake and health implications among South Africa’s sub-population groups: a conceptual analysis
South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, pp.1-8, Students’ vulnerability and perceptions of food insecurity at the university of KwaZulu-Natal
Doctoral dissertation, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg- 470 pages, Development of a Framework for Managing Food Security Programme: An Analysis of Student Food Insecurity and the Interventions at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The political economy of xenophobia in Africa, pp. 153-167, Zimbabwe and the Quest for Development: Rethinking the Xeno-Ethnophobia Tint and the Land Reform Question
Journal of Consumer Sciences 46 (2018), "Complexities of food insecurity at the university of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a review
African Journal of AIDS Research, 16(1), pp.57-64, The role of civil society in health policy making in South Africa: a review of the strategies adopted by the Treatment Action Campaign
Master dissertation, dissertation, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg , The role of civil society in policy advocacy: A case study of the Treatment Action Campaign and Health Policy in South Africa
South African Association of Family Ecology and Consumer Science-SAAFECS
South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association-SAMEA
Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development Phase II (PAEPARD II).