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Analysing the contribution of urban agriculture towards urban household food security in informal settlement areas

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-04T07:15:19Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-04T07:15:19Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16045
dc.description.abstract Rapid urban growth due to unprecedented rural-urban migration is putting pressure on urban food systems. The general impression is that households engaged in urban agriculture experience improved nutritional status, higher health standards and provide towards income and employment. However, empirical research findings are limited and inconsistent. This study provides empirical knowledge on the urban agriculture-food security nexus. Data was gathered from a sample of 220 households comprising of those with small household (backyard) garden projects funded by the Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape, South Africa, and a control group. Propensity score matching was used to determine the contribution of urban agriculture to household food security. The findings indicated that households engaged in urban agriculture were benefiting from dietary diversity and the generation of income through the production of various food products. There was, however, no indication of a significant positive contribution of urban agriculture towards food security. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE en
dc.subject URBAN AGRICULTURE en
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY en
dc.subject INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS en
dc.title Analysing the contribution of urban agriculture towards urban household food security in informal settlement areas en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume May en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle Development Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12011 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 11163 en
dc.bibliographictitle Swanepoel, J.W., Van Niekerk, J.A. & Tirivanhu, P. (2021) Analysing the contribution of urban agriculture towards urban household food security in informal settlement areas. <i>Development Southern Africa</i>. May:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Swanepoel, J.W. en
dc.contributor.author2 Van Niekerk, J.A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Tirivanhu, P. en


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