WANDILE SIHLOBO: SA becalmed in global food security rankings as other countries sail on
Country should continue to improve agricultural efficiency, which will also contribute to job creation
SA is ranked 70th out of 113 countries, in The Economist’s Global Food Security Index for 2021 released last week, falling from position 69 in 2020 and 44 in 2019.
At face value, this fall is concerning. But when one looks at the index scoring’s technical position, it becomes clear that SA is not doing as badly as the “headline” ranking suggests...