SADCC's updated food security strategy
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Food insecurity exists when there is not enough food for the people who need it. This situation can arise either because of problems in producing adequate food, distributing the food to the people who need it or because people cannot afford to buy the food that is available. Food Security of the region therefore can only be achieved when all the SADCC Member states ensure that all members of their population have access to an adequate diet to lead an active and normal life throughout the year. Two essential and integral components of Food Security are food availability (through expanded production, stocks, commercial or other food trade, or through expanded aid) and the ability of all people to acquire that food once made available.