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Garden ownership as a solution to food insecurity in urban areas of South Africa: case of food gardens in Alice town, Eastern Cape province

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-01T08:15:23Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-01T08:15:23Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14954
dc.description.abstract Programs like Siyazondla Homestead Gardens, Siyakhula and Massive Food Production Program were introduced by the provincial government of the Eastern Cape Province with the aim of improving household food production, nutrition and food security. However, full ownership of food gardens by households has been a challenge. Thus, this paper investigates the factors influencing the ownership of home gardens by Alice Town households. Households in Alice Town, Eastern Cape province were purposively selected for data collection, and a structured questionnaire was employed. A binary logistic regression model was adopted to determine the factors that influence food gardens ownership among the sampled households. Results show that three variables that influenced food gardens ownership were location, land access and education level. These variables had a significance level of 5%. The paper concludes that having access to food gardens by city dwellers can help improve their food security status. However, owning a garden is a challenge due to the variables highlighted. Thus, it is important to promote associations in urban areas and provide training and workshops that can improve the productivity of home garden owners. This is how access to better nutrition and safe, rich and fresh vegetables can be achieved. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject URBAN AREAS en
dc.subject EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE en
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.subject FOOD GARDENS en
dc.title Garden ownership as a solution to food insecurity in urban areas of South Africa: case of food gardens in Alice town, Eastern Cape province en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber QBBBBB en
dc.Volume 3(53) en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup African Institute of South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11013 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=21788 en
dc.PageNumber 215-224 en
dc.outputnumber 10123 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mcata, B. (2019) Garden ownership as a solution to food insecurity in urban areas of South Africa: case of food gardens in Alice town, Eastern Cape province. <i>Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development</i>. 3(53):215-224. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mcata, B. en


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