Category: 'Food security'

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Global Food Security Index 2014

An annual measure of the state of global food security. Globally the food security index of the majority of countries improved in 2014, with South Africa being one of the exceptions. South Africa is positioned 46th among the 109 countries that formed part of the study.  South Africa’s overall score was 61 – one point lower […]

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Responding to ‘land grabbing’ and Promoting Investment in Agriculture

This article looks at how land grabbing has become a serious problem across the globe and how it has affected economic growth in the agricultural sector. The article also looks at how more investment needs to occur in agriculture so that smallholder farmers can grow and have access to the markets.

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Prospects for South Africa’s Future

This report focuses on what interventions need to be done in order to develop South Africa economically, socially and politically. The report looks at how strategic programmes and processes can be done in order to move South Africa in a positive direction.

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Urban food security in South Africa: Case study of Cape Town, Msunduzi and Johannesburg

With the migration of people into urban areas, food insecurity has started to affect individuals living in urban areas , particularly those who are affected by poverty. This article provides case studies and quantifies the statistics of food insecurity in urban areas, focusing on households in Cape Town, Msunduzi and Johannesburg.

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Food Security

This research report outlines the food security status in South Africa, it highlights the challenges facing food security in South Africa, particulary household food security. The report also looks at how the Department of Agriculture, both provincial and national, can help in ensuring household food security by encouraging subistence farming amongst South Africans living in […]

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The Integrated Food Security Strategy for South Africa

The strategy outlined by the Department of Agriculture aims to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity by 2015. The purpose is to ensure that all South Africans get universal physical,social and economic access to sufficent and safe food. The document addresses the challenges facing this goal such as ensuring enough food is available. It is […]

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Sustainable Job Creation in the SA Agricultural Sector

The presentation considers the reasons for job-losses in the agriculture industry and looks at the increase in foodstuff imports and the subsequent decrease in foodstuff exports in South Africa. It also looks at government policies, the local marketplace and the South African agriculture sector as inhibitors to job creation. Finally, recommendations are made to governments, […]