World Food Day Dialogue with Prof Sylvester Mpandeli

As we prepare to mark World Food Day on October 16th escalating obesity rates and unhealthy eating habits make it clear that its not only about fighting hunger. South Africa has the highest rates of obesity and non communicable diseases rates in sub-Saharan Africa, which also impacts on productivity and increases absenteeism.

Its against this backdrop that the Water Research Commission (WRC) together with its partners; the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the Agricultural Research Council will hold a dialogue as part of World Food Day. The Food and Agriculture Organisation is calling for action across all sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to all.

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