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South Africa faces an impending food security crisis if there isn't urgent action to correct unsustainable practices, says an environmental organisation.
South Africa faces an impending food security crisis if there isn't urgent action to correct unsustainable practices, says an environmental organisation.

SA will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 or face crisis

ECONOMIC NEWS

By Duncan Alfreds - Feb 20th, 11:18

South Africa faces an impending food security crisis if there isn't urgent action to correct unsustainable practices, says an environmental organisation. 

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), South Africa will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 to feed an estimated population of 73 million people.

"We need to understand that our current approach to food production is by no means benign. Both globally and in South Africa, agriculture is the largest land use and has the heaviest impact on land transformation and biodiversity loss. Soil degradation, for example, results in a net loss of arable land every year," Agri-Food Systems: Facts and Futures report author Tatjana von Bormann told News24.
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