In its briefing to the agriculture portfolio committee on 11 October 2016, the Department on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) provided an analysis of food security and vulnerability to hunger. Drought had a severe effect on the cultivation of land and food production. A mere 6% of the targeted 18 135 hectares of underutilised land were cultivated for production. The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry has contracted for six consecutive quarters.
In the analysis, the following were highlighted:
See infographic below for more on food security:
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