According to the latest Economist Global Food Security Index, South Africa ranked 59th out of 113 countries, up 11 places from last year, according to a Nov. 15 report on South Africa’s Independent Media website. The index, which measures the food security status of countries surveyed relative to the world, ranked South Africa as the best country in Africa in terms of food security, followed by Tunisia in 62nd place. Wandil Silobo, chief economist at the South African Chamber of Agriculture (Agbiz), noted that while South Africa has made admirable gains in food security at the national level, significant improvements are still needed at the household level. The agricultural sector cannot bear the responsibility for household food insecurity alone, as economy-wide measures are needed, including reforms to stimulate job creation.
Source: Economic and Commercial Section, Embassy of the Republic of South Africa
Post time: Nov-24-2022