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Assessment of the contribution of smallholder agriculture to rural household food security in Sekhukhune District, Limpopo Province.
While South Africa appears to meet its national food requirements, access to food at household level remains a challenge for 14.3 million South Africans. Paradoxically, the majority of households with inadequate or severely ...
Impact of cash cropping on smallholder farming households’ food security in Shamva District, Zimbabwe.
Over 1.5 million Zimbabweans were food insecure in the 2015/2016 season, with the majority being in the rural areas. Land reform programmes have been implemented to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Smallholder ...
The role of rural youth in the smallholder farming sector: challenges and opportunities in Okhahlamba Local Municipality, South Africa.
Smallholder farming is seen as an important vehicle through which the goals of addressing poverty, food insecurity and unemployment can be achieved. However, factors such as adverse climatic conditions, shortage of labour ...
Urban and peri-urban agriculture: an analysis of the perceptions and use of food sovereignty among low-income dwellers in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Urbanisation has transfigured the urban landscape and heightened food acquisition within cities. Urbanisation, coupled with systemic socio-economic, political and climatic challenges, has heightened food security concerns. ...
A synthesis of rural livelihood approaches in analysing household poverty, food security and resilience: A case study of Rushinga rural district in Zimbabwe.
Understanding rural livelihoods is an important goal to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Zimbabwe, in particular eradicating poverty and food insecurity in every household. Even though livelihoods of the rural ...
Integration of indigenous knowledge systems and modern climate science: development of a mobile application to improve smallholder agricultural production.
In sub Saharan Africa, subsistence agriculture underpins rural livelihoods. However, climate change has negatively affected rural smallholder farming due to over-dependence on climate-sensitive rain-fed agriculture. The ...
Evaluation of the microbial aspect of rural small-scale dairy farmers raw milk handling practices from production to utilisation.
Milk is an essential source of nutrients for human beings and animals and can provide benefits socially and economically for poor households. Food security, nutrition, livelihoods, resilience and poverty alleviation for ...
A gendered analysis on the role and potential of goat production to improve income and food security in semi-arid areas of South Africa.
Small scale goat farming has a potential to contribute to livelihoods particularly in semi-arid areas where rainfall is erratic and crop farming is too risky. The broad objective of the study was to conduct a gendered ...
Effects of canning on the nutritional composition and consumer acceptance of African leafy vegetables.
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The assessment of the role of social assets in building climate change adaptation : implications for household food security and livelihoods.
Rural livelihoods are diverse and dynamic, often aimed at managing risk, reducing vulnerability and enhancing food security. In South Africa, rural households pursue different livelihood strategies based on available ...