Food insecurity is a challenge for most countries in the Global South. South Africa is no exception - a
significant proportion of its population still remains in poverty and is therefore vulnerable to food
insecurity. This paper argues that although South Africa is food secure at national level, such security is
only true of caloric and not nutrient requirements
This work was partly supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Department for International Development.
Tawodzera, G. 2016. Local food geographies: The nature and extent of food insecurity in South Africa, Working Paper 37. Cape Town: PLAAS, UWC and Centre of Excellence on Food Security
Local food geographies: The nature and extent of food insecurity in South Africa