South Africa Prioritises Food Security

South Africa mulls ways to improve access to food and ensure good nutrition

The South African government is mulling ways to improve access to food and ensure good nutrition, including proposals to increase public spending on social programmes that affect food security and market interventions.
 
Problems listed by the National Policy on Food and Nutrition Security approved by the cabinet include inadequate safety nets and emergency management systems to provide for those who cannot meet their immediate food needs and a lack of knowledge and resources for people to make good choices for nutritious diets, among others.
 
A study in 2012 found that 26 percent of households experienced hunger and 28 percent were at risk of food insecurity.
 
To read the article titled, “Food security on the table,” click here.

Source: 
Times Live

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