SA must 'step up efforts to fight hunger'

SA must 'step up efforts to fight hunger'

Hunger remains a top priority for the global agenda in 2015. 

SA must 'step up efforts to fight hunger'
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This has come out of the World Social Science Forum, currently underway in Durban. 

Panelist, Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr says although food production in many third world countries has increased, this has not gone hand in hand with the reduction of hunger. 

Fukuda-Parr says there are countries that continue to show a deterioration in food security even though food supply has improved.

She has pointed out that in the South African case, the right to sufficient and nutritious food remains unfulfilled, despite commendable government efforts.

''I think South Africa is very much a case of a paradox of hunger and plenty but more importantly the constitution states that every citizen has a right to access sufficient food and water.

''It gives a directive. The state must take reasonable legislative and other measures within its available resources to achieve the realization of the stride,'' she said.

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