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What are we measuring?: comparison of household food security indicators in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-05T11:15:07Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-05T11:15:07Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-05 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14991
dc.description.abstract The development of national food security information systems is constrained by a lack of guidance on which indicators to use. This paper compares food security indicators across two seasons (summer and winter) in one of the most deprived areas of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The results show that only anthropometric indicators are sensitive enough to differentiate levels of food insecurity. The lack of consistent classification across indicators means that surveys must use a combination of food consumption and experience of hunger measures backed up by anthropometric measures. Targeting interventions is difficult if the measures cannot be relied on. Further investigation is needed to identify a suite of appropriate indicators for a national information and surveillance system. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY en
dc.subject EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY (SASAS) en
dc.title What are we measuring?: comparison of household food security indicators in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa en
dc.type Journal articles - non-HSRC staff en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume 55(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Ecology of Food and Nutrition en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11056 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=21838 en
dc.PageNumber 141-162 en
dc.outputnumber 10159 en
dc.bibliographictitle Hendriks, S.L., van der Merwe, C., Ngidi, M.S., Manyamba, C., Mbele, M., McIntyre, A.M., Mkandawire, E., Molefe, Q.N., Mphephu, M.Q. & Ngwane, L. (2016) What are we measuring?: comparison of household food security indicators in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. <i>Ecology of Food and Nutrition</i>. 55(2):141-162. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Hendriks, S.L. en
dc.contributor.author2 van der Merwe, C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Ngidi, M.S. en
dc.contributor.author4 Manyamba, C. en
dc.contributor.author5 Mbele, M. en
dc.contributor.author6 McIntyre, A.M. en
dc.contributor.author7 Mkandawire, E. en
dc.contributor.author8 Molefe, Q.N. en
dc.contributor.author9 Mphephu, M.Q. en
dc.contributor.author10 Ngwane, L. en


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