Not once did I hear anyone saying what I thought would be one of the most obvious (and sustainable) options: get people growing their own food.
But, happily, today I read an article on Iafrica that gives me hope. In short, according to the report, Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool has proposed the launch of a “food security campaign” with “concrete initiatives” that would include:
“…making state land at hospitals and schools available for community food garden schemes, setting up food co-operatives , distributing seed packs to vulnerable households, and increasing the school nutrition budget by R5-million.”
Hallelujah! Now, here’s hoping this gets off the drawing board, and out into the community. It’s about time.