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The assessment of the food security on the lives of the people at Manguzi

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dc.contributor.advisor Ntombela, N.H.
dc.contributor.advisor Nzimande, S.V.
dc.contributor.author Gumede, Nonhlanhla Florence
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-16T10:31:36Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-16T10:31:36Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1251
dc.description Submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Social Work at the University Of Zululand, South Africa, 2013. en_US
dc.description.abstract For many poor people globally, in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa, food security continues to be a challenge today. Ever rising poverty levels, an increase in the prevalence of the HIV/ AIDS pandemic, reduced rainfall accompanied by changing climatic patterns, environmental degradation, the complexities associated with urbanization, globalization as well as technology shift in the agricultural sector and capitalistic market economies all play a role in the food security crisis. This research has highlighted some of the factors that influence the food economy and related these to the household food security of poor rural dwellers. Achieving household food security for poor rural households requires an integrated approach in terms of poverty eradication as well as deliberate efforts with regards to food production and distribution within a framework of ecological integrity, with an aim of empowering the poor and ensuring that their household food security is guaranteed. The basic finding, and one which impacts directly on the household food security of residents of the Manguzi rural settlement, is that the majority of them consisted largely of households that depended on casual employment, and were therefore classified as poor. However, as a survival mechanism, some households with experience in agriculture from rural areas have resorted to home gardens, as well as initiated group gardens. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.title The assessment of the food security on the lives of the people at Manguzi en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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