23 March 2020 – President convenes High Level Committee on Food Security

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Finance/Economy
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creating and using advisory groups or committees
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President’s Office

Overview: High Level Committee for Food Security Surveillance. The main objective of the committee is to ensure the country’s food security, assessing ongoing needs and advising government of measures to effectively manage food supplies and essential commodities in this time of crisis.
The meeting was also an opportunity for all members to brief the Head of State on the current status of stock available for their respective sectors, discuss progress made so far following economic measures announced by the President on Friday, as well as collectively agree on the way forward for immediate actions required.

Full details here: http://www.statehouse.gov.sc/news/4781/president-chairs-first-meeting-with-food-security-surveillance-committee

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders), Perception of an increased threat to the country
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: President Danny Faure chaired the first meeting with key representatives appointed on the new High Level Committee for Food Security Surveillance at State House