The Importance of Food Security


To assist under-privileged Schools and communities with additional water infrastructure to improve sanitation and water access – these solutions maximize the possibilities of micro businesses to flourish within the community – which include vegetable gardens.

Farming offers South African youth the opportunity to make essential differences not just to their Country but to the world. Challenges to find solutions to feed a world of nine billion people by 2050, to alleviate hunger and malnutrition whilst adapting to the effects of climate change. It’s only be working together and introducing new innovations that can help achieve global food security and development .

“Issues of household food and nutrition security have received increasing worldwide attention recently as the impact of climate change and tough economic conditions puts new and additional stress on food systems. comes directly from the report published by Statistics South Africa. A report by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (in collaboration with FAD et al, 2018) warned that the world is not on track to eradicate hunger by 2030 as envisioned in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Recent evidence indicates that approximately 821 million people in the world were undernourished in 2017 (FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, 2018). Furthermore, the Global Hunger Index showed that 52 out of 119 countries had GHI scores, rated as having either “serious”,” alarming”, or ”extremely alarming” hunger in the same year (IFPRI,2017). Ultimately, more and more countries are recognizing the need to expand the measurement of food and nutrition security and its importance in informing planning and monitoring of progress towards achieving the 2030 targets.

Significant efforts have been made by the South African government to promote food security and to domesticate international indicators on food security to monitor development in different organs of the State. An inter-ministerial National Food Security and Nutrition Plan has been developed by the SA government and its coordination occurs at the Presidency. Additionally, the country’s National Development Plan (NDP) recognizes agricultural productivity and rural development among the essential priorities for creation of employment, economic growth, reducing poverty and addressing food security in South Africa. The right to food is part of the South African Constitution, but the right to food requires that food be available, accessible, and adequate for everyone without discrimination.

According to the FAO, food security exists when all people at all times have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and health life.”


Communities, Businesses and Schools need help to keep operating during the water crisis. Our future is at stake.