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Leonie Joubert Explores the Complexities of Food Security in The Hungry Season

The Hungry SeasonBusiness Day‘s Penny Haw has written about the extensive research that went into writing The Hungry Season: Feeding Southern Africa’s Cities.

Leonie Joubert and photographer Eric Miller travelled around South Africa to look at how issues of food security are affecting people in different ways. Haw writes that “food security is not just about the hunger and malnutrition that comes with unemployment and poverty, but also that which is hidden behind veils of prosperity and comfort” and this is what Joubert reveals in The Hungry Season:

To most of us “food security” is about having access to enough safe and nutritious food, with the inevitable ominous subtext being that the world’s future food needs cannot be met by present levels of production. But in The Hungry Season: Feeding Southern Africa’s Cities (Picador Africa), the Cape Town-based science writer and journalist Leonie Joubert reveals there’s a great deal more to it.

Food security is not, she says, just about “how to optimise calories per hectare”, but also about what we do with those calories. It’s about why, when a country appears to produce enough food to sustain its population, it is inaccessible to many. But food security is not just about the hunger and malnutrition that comes with unemployment and poverty, but also that which is hidden behind veils of prosperity and comfort.

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