POTATOES: THE HUNGER BUSTING HERO!

POTATOES: THE HUNGER BUSTING HERO!

October is World Hunger Action Month when public awareness is raised around this important issue. World Food Day is celebrated on the 16th of October with the focus to increase the understanding of practical solutions in the drive to end hunger globally. When aiming to eradicate barriers to this basic human right, it is important that staple foods become the heroes and that they are prepared in nutritious, cost-effective and delicious ways.

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BUST HUNGER CHALLENGE 2015

BUST HUNGER CHALLENGE 2015

Tonight, twelve million South Africans will go to bed hungry. Twelve million of our fellow South Africans do not have access to affordable food which will provide them with the daily required nutrient intake. More South Africans die as a result of hunger, than AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis collectively. Potatoes South Africa finds these statistic shocking and is doing its bit to remedy this saddening pandemic. The Bust Huger Challenge, hosted by Potatoes SA, kicks off on Thursday, 28 May, 2015 to run throughout the South African winter when nourishment is needed most.

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POTATOES CARRY THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE…

POTATOES CARRY THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE…

According to the World Food Bank, there are 11 million South Africans who are living in cases of extreme poverty and as a result, go to bed hungry every single day. Further reports reveal that hunger kills more people than AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis combined. In South Africa where the triple threat issues of poverty, unemployment and inequality continue to tarnish the dignity of many people’s lives, the observance of World Hunger Day is of paramount importance. “No one South African should go to bed hungry. For as long as there are people who on a daily basis are burdened with the concern of their where next meal is going to come from, how can we claim to be truly liberated?” asks Ms. Immaculate Zinde, Manager: Product Promotions, Potatoes South Africa (PSA).

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INTERNATIONAL POTATO GROUP

INTERNATIONAL POTATO GROUP

The International Potato Group (IPG) is the outcome of the British Potato Council, now known as the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Group (AHDG) and Potatoes South Africa’s chairpersons who initiated the idea of the formation of a non-competititve potato group that seeks to work together to share skills, knowledge and resources for the benefit of the group and respective countries participating in the group.

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