South Africa has Africa’s highest level of food security – global index


Though there are reports that the level of productivity of South Africa’s agricultural sector is in a state of decline or stagnation, a recent survey shows that the situation is not as worse as it is generally depicted.  The country still has the highest food security level in Africa.

According to DuPont’s 2014 global food index, South Africa stands at 61.1 points, which compares well with that of its Brics partners (Brazil, Russia, India and China). India stands at 48.3 points, China at 62.2, Russia at 62.7 and Brazil at 68.1.

Most African countries score between 30 and 40 points on this index. Developed countries lead the way with more than 80 points.

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