# Increased food production is not the only factor that can help combat food insecurity. This was the main take-home message from the 2021 Global Food Security Index discussion held by AgriSA in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture. The index looks at food security in 113 countries and considers 58 unique indicators. The index ranked South Africa 70th out of 113 countries in terms of food security. Host for the event, editor of Farmer’s Weekly Denene Erasmus, says food security goes beyond the availability of food.