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Improving food security in the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa: too little, too slow

(2013) DEVELOPMENT SOUTHERN AFRICA. 30(4-5). p.468-490
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Food insecurity is still remarkably high in the poorest areas of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Many rural households struggle to have sufficient access to the food they need or prefer. This article explores the extent of food access insecurity and assesses the perceived impact on food security of an Empowerment for Food Security Programme that was launched in the Province in 2007. One of the programme aims was to improve agricultural practices in community gardens, home gardens and broiler production. Data were collected among 390 beneficiary households involved in these agricultural projects in 2010. Findings confirmed that experience-based food insecurity levels were still high, despite the agricultural support programme and the government income transfers. Nevertheless, respondents attribute an improved dietary diversity and better access to resources to the programme.
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HFIAS categories, case study, dietary diversity, food security, hunger index, INSECURITY ACCESS SCALE, DIETARY DIVERSITY, AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION, POVERTY, ISSUES, IMPACT

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D’Haese, Marijke, Nick Vink, Tharcisse Nkunzimana, et al. “Improving Food Security in the Rural Areas of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa: Too Little, Too Slow.” DEVELOPMENT SOUTHERN AFRICA 30.4-5 (2013): 468–490. Print.
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D’Haese, M., Vink, N., Nkunzimana, T., Van Damme, E., Van Rooyen, J., De Winter, A.-M., Staelens, L., et al. (2013). Improving food security in the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa: too little, too slow. DEVELOPMENT SOUTHERN AFRICA, 30(4-5), 468–490.
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D’Haese, Marijke, Nick Vink, Tharcisse Nkunzimana, Ellen Van Damme, Johan Van Rooyen, Anne-Marie De Winter, Lotte Staelens, and Luc D’Haese. 2013. “Improving Food Security in the Rural Areas of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa: Too Little, Too Slow.” Development Southern Africa 30 (4-5): 468–490.
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D’Haese, Marijke, Nick Vink, Tharcisse Nkunzimana, Ellen Van Damme, Johan Van Rooyen, Anne-Marie De Winter, Lotte Staelens, and Luc D’Haese. 2013. “Improving Food Security in the Rural Areas of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa: Too Little, Too Slow.” Development Southern Africa 30 (4-5): 468–490.
Vancouver
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D’Haese M, Vink N, Nkunzimana T, Van Damme E, Van Rooyen J, De Winter A-M, et al. Improving food security in the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa: too little, too slow. DEVELOPMENT SOUTHERN AFRICA. 2013;30(4-5):468–90.
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M. D’Haese et al., “Improving food security in the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa: too little, too slow,” DEVELOPMENT SOUTHERN AFRICA, vol. 30, no. 4–5, pp. 468–490, 2013.
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  abstract     = {Food insecurity is still remarkably high in the poorest areas of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Many rural households struggle to have sufficient access to the food they need or prefer. This article explores the extent of food access insecurity and assesses the perceived impact on food security of an Empowerment for Food Security Programme that was launched in the Province in 2007. One of the programme aims was to improve agricultural practices in community gardens, home gardens and broiler production. Data were collected among 390 beneficiary households involved in these agricultural projects in 2010. Findings confirmed that experience-based food insecurity levels were still high, despite the agricultural support programme and the government income transfers. Nevertheless, respondents attribute an improved dietary diversity and better access to resources to the programme.},
  author       = {D'Haese, Marijke and Vink, Nick and Nkunzimana, Tharcisse and Van Damme, Ellen and Van Rooyen, Johan and De Winter, Anne-Marie and Staelens, Lotte and D'Haese, Luc},
  issn         = {0376-835X},
  journal      = {DEVELOPMENT SOUTHERN AFRICA},
  keywords     = {HFIAS categories,case study,dietary diversity,food security,hunger index,INSECURITY ACCESS SCALE,DIETARY DIVERSITY,AGRICULTURE,NUTRITION,POVERTY,ISSUES,IMPACT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4-5},
  pages        = {468--490},
  title        = {Improving food security in the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa: too little, too slow},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2013.836700},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2013},
}

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