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Research outputs: FOOD SECURITY

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2013 Food security in South Africa: first steps toward a transdisciplinary approach

The Stellenbosch University Food Security Initiative provides a platform on which a range of research projects has been developed, spanning ...

2012 Beyond the food desert: finding ways to speak about urban food security in South Africa

Urban food security is a significant development challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the field is currently under-researched and under...

2011 Infant-feeding patterns and cardiovascular risk factors in young adulthood: data from five cohorts in low- and middle-income countries

Infant-feeding patterns may influence lifelong health. This study tested the hypothesis that longer duration of breastfeeding and later int...

2011 Food on the table and disease at the door: insights from low-income countries and regions for measuring innovation

An important discussion regarding innovation indicators concerns their relationship with theory. It is theory that tells us something about ...