Oct 2015

Food security recognition award for SA

President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the Food Security Recognition Award for South Africa which has the Millennium Development Goal One hunger target.

South Africa is one of 72 countries that have reached the MDG hunger target that is, reducing by half the proportion of undernourishment between 1990 and 2015.

The country received this remarkable accolade from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, during the World Forestry Congress, that took place in Durban recently.

The award recognises and celebrates the country’s achievement in the fight against hunger.

"We are all very proud of this remarkable achievement and I congratulate all the South African people as we have achieved this through working together to promote food security,” said President Zuma.

The country is recognised and acknowledged with 11 other countries for keeping undernourishment levels below 5 percent.

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