Food Law, Policy & Governance

South Africa is food secure but considered “at home food insecure”. This dual edge status is often reflected in the parallel formal and informal economy and the broadening gap between rich and poor. Ending hunger is a key Sustainable Development Goal that the South African government ascribes to, and is embedded in the Constitution as a basic human right i.e. the “Right to Food”, as contained in section 27 of the Constitution. If South Africa is to address food security for all at all levels, it will have to unpack the right to food and how it is currently being interpreted, implemented and imbedded in food security policies and frameworks. The Food Law program aims to unpack the legal framework of food control, with the emphasis on food safety, and how it is implemented and impacting on the citizens of the country. The Food Law program further aims to develop better food strategies for the facilitation of food safety and plant health standards within Africa, particularly Southern Africa.


-- Updated March 2022 --


- Author : Tracy Muwanga

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