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The 2021 Global Food Security Index was released4 in Pretoria this week at a function hosted by Agri SA in collaboration with the USA department of agriculture and Corteva Agriscience.
The index measures the core pillars of food security, affordability, availability, quality and safety and natural resources and resilience.
South Africa ranks at the top in Sub-Saharan Africa (out of 28) and ranks 70th out of all the 113 countries in the index. In the Sub-Saharan African region, the country tops in the Quality and Safety category and ranks second in the Affordability category.
The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.