Food Insecurity in South Africa
A Global Challenge
Food Insecurity Statistics
- About 240 million in Sub- Saharan Africa are undernourished.
- 36% of the population lives below the poverty line
- Most food is too expensive to buy enough to feed a family
- Unemployment is 25
- $13,000/ yr is the average income
- 50% of households run out of money for food
- About 20% of children go to bed hungry
- About 34% of people skip meals
- About 48% of the population has food security
- 9% of children are underweight
- 17.5% of children are stunted in growth
- 4% of children are wasting(starving)
Quote from "Cry, The Beloved Country"
Foods commonly eaten in South Africa
Maize is commonly eaten with a side of pork or other available meat.
Beetroot, cabbage, and pumpkin are common side vegetable served.
South Africa's Food Insecurity Compared to the Rest of the Africa
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"Traditional South African Food." – South African Tourism. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.
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