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What is Food Security?
Food Security is defined as access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food by all the people at all times to meet their dietary requirements to enable them lead a healthy life.
What is the mandate of Food Security Sub programme within the Department?
The aim of the sub programme is to coordinate and implement food security initiatives within the context of the Intergraded Food Security Strategy of South Africa. This is done in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders within communities.
Who are the target beneficiaries?
- Previously disadvantaged people (Coloureds, Indians and Africans)
- Preference is given to projects involving women, youth, aged, differently abled people and people affected and infected by HIV & AIDS.
- Priority is given to initiatives in the Urban Renewal Programme and Integrated Sustainable Rural Development Programmes.
How do I qualify for the Food Security Support?
- Qualifying people should apply for the support from the Department dates are publicised.
- Applicants must have access to land, either own or leased land.
- A minimum of 5 years is required in the case of leased land.
- Applicants should have access to water for their project / initiative
- Applicants must have a constitution with clear organisation /management structure.
- The project must contribute to livelihoods.
What are the expected outcomes?
- Increased food security and trading.
- Improved income generation and job creation.
- Improved nutrition.
- Improved safety nets.
- Reduced crime
- Stakeholder dialogue
How do I access the support?