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Food insecurity could be reduced in SA if public and private sectors work together

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By Wandile Sihlobo, Business Day, 16 October 2019

As we commemorate World Food Dayin honour of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1945, we should take a moment to reflect onSouth Africa’s standing on theglobalfood security ladder.

Food security is achieved when three objectives are met: (1) food is available; (2) food is accessible; and (3) food quality ensures appropriate nutritional uptake for all citizens at all times. In 2018, South Africa has ranked the 45thmost food-secure country out of 113 countriesmeasured in The Economist Global Food Security Index, which was a one point lower than the previous year.
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