South Africa: Innovative regional food security strategy

The Provincial Government of the highly urbanised province of Western Cape in South Africa just released a new Food Security Strategy called Nourish to Flourish.

The Nourish to Flourish programme is built on 6 pillars:

  1. Food assistance. Our objective is to work towards better access to, and use of, nutritious food for children and vulnerable people by 2019.
  2. Food awareness and safety. Our objective is to work towards better food awareness, food safety, and healthier behaviour by 2019.
  3. Food sensitive planning. Our objective is to work towards the strategic integration of the food system into development planning by 2019.
  4. Food resource management for the future. Our objective is to work towards the integration of climate change responses into all aspects of the food systems by 2030.
  5. Inclusive food economy. Our objective is to work towards better access to nutritious food, particularly for poor households, through the formal and informal economy.
  6. Food governance. Our objective is to work towards evidence-based integration of food security implementation and planning.”

Please find more information here: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/food