Florian is a food systems researcher with an interest in the biopolitics of urban food systems governance in African cities. He has worked with the Wits Health Promotion Unit to promote agro-ecology and nutrition and has conducted urban food security and policy evaluations in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Gauteng. His collaboration with the Southern Africa Food Lab has inculcated an interest in social innovation and dialogues. He is an alumnus of the IVLP programme on food security and foreign policy in 2014. He currently works with the University of the Western Cape School of Public Health and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence on Food Security, convening and facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues with the Western Cape and Gauteng Communities of Practice in Food Governance to promote democratic and sustainable food governance. He is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate with the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS).