Local food geographies: The nature and extent of food insecurity in South Africa

Argues that although South Africa is food secure at national level, such security is only true of caloric and not nutrient requirements

Abstract

Food insecurity is a challenge for most countries in the Global South. South Africa is no exception - a significant proportion of its population still remains in poverty and is therefore vulnerable to food insecurity. This paper argues that although South Africa is food secure at national level, such security is only true of caloric and not nutrient requirements

This work was partly supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Department for International Development.

Citation

Tawodzera, G. 2016. Local food geographies: The nature and extent of food insecurity in South Africa, Working Paper 37. Cape Town: PLAAS, UWC and Centre of Excellence on Food Security

Local food geographies: The nature and extent of food insecurity in South Africa

Published 24 August 2016