Food security in South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Altman, T.Hart, P.Jacobs
KEYWORDS: FOOD SECURITY, GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY, POVERTY
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6274

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Abstract

The Human Sciences Research Council led a project to review household food security status in South Africa. This project was aimed at ensuring affordable quality food for poor households and considering the short- and long-term contribution of food security to the government's poverty and unemployment reduction strategies. This paper offers an overview of the main findings.