World Food Day 2021

Posted on October 15, 2021

World Food Day, 16 October 2021

World Food Day: “Celebrating efforts to strengthen local food systems for displaced and host communities” (https://www.unhcr.org/). The World Food Day was proclaimed in 1979 by the United Nations. The purpose is to increase public awareness regarding the global struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty (https://www.gov.za/WorldFoodDay2021).

The infographic poster depicts the estimated August 2020 livestock numbers per province in South Africa, by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. These include cattle, sheep, pigs and goats. The scaled symbols on the map depict the total number of livestock per province for each animal separately. From the total number of estimated livestock in the country, sheep is ranked highest with 53.4%, followed by cattle with 30.4%. Eastern Cape has the highest overall number of livestock (11.6 million) followed by Free State and Northern Cape with 6.7 and 6.1 million respectively. The lowest number of livestock is recorded in Gauteng with a total contribution of only 1.25%.  

- Author Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Published by Martie Meyer

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