‘Access ends hunger’
World Hunger Day organizers

June 15, 2021 | By More

On World Hunger Day 2021, UCT’s Dr Jane Battersby noted in a Daily Maverick article that what we have is not a short-term crisis to be solved by charitable food distribution, important though that is at this moment.

No: what we have is a systemic problem. What we have is a food system that is deeply inequitable and that fails to deliver affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food to the majority of our population.

Since the early days of lockdown last year, the hunger crisis in South Africa has been shockingly apparent to all. Data from the Nids-Cram surveys have shown how far-reaching the problem of hunger is: 17% of adults said that their households experienced hunger and nearly 40% said their households ran out of money for food…

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