According to a study conducted by UNICEF in May 2015, the major causes of death in 64% of children under the age of 5 are illnesses as a result of malnutrition. 75,000 children do not make it to their 5th birthday annually. One of the most frightening statistics for our economy is that it is estimated that South Africa loses up to US$1.1 billion in GDP annually due to a weak and under-nourished workforce. 55% of the South African population is food insecure, meaning that they do not eat the correct number of meals per day or if they do, the portions are much smaller than what they require.
With this in mind and inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of “zero hunger” and “decent work and economic growth”, the goal of The Family Food Security Challenge is to promote food security by organising 1 million families to grow vegetable gardens.
Be 1 of one million families to take control of your food security and grow your own vegetable garden.
I pledge to be 1 of one million families to grow a vegetable garden