Joint Publications

Food trade and investment in South Africa: Improving coherence between economic policy, nutrition and food security

Published 14 December 2017, by Thow et al

This paper analyses the policy agendas that shape the food environment in South Africa, and aims to identify potential to improve policy coherence for nutrition, across economic sectors in South Africa. From a food supply perspective, food security and nutrition policy is effectively governed by economic policy actors – this includes agriculture, trade, finance, investment and commerce/industry.

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