Food insecurity in Cape Town: how inadequate access affects human health and livelihoods

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Seegers, Annette en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Anthony, Jonathan A en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-25T07:19:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-25T07:19:25Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Anthony, J. 2013. Food insecurity in Cape Town: how inadequate access affects human health and livelihoods. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14081
dc.description.abstract Despite the increase in research on urban food insecurity, little has explicitly focused on spatial food access and malnutrition and under-nutrition amongst the urban poor in South Africa. Therefore, using a quantitative household data survey completed by the African Food Security Urban Network in 2008, this study examines the relationship of spatial food access and malnutrition and under-nutrition in three areas of Cape Town's peri-urban areas: Ocean View, Philippi, and Khayelitsha. An analysis of the survey data yields significant relationships between supermarkets and dietary diversity, as well as a robust relationship between poor household food access and malnutrition and under-nutrition. This study examined the differences of dietary diversity between Ocean View, Philippi, and Khayelitsha. This research discovered that while Ocean View had the highest household dietary diversity scores, they were also the most vulnerable to fluctuations due to their lack of spatial access to supermarkets. This study is a departure point for future research on these critical aspects of urban food insecurity in South Africa. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Political Studies en_ZA
dc.title Food insecurity in Cape Town: how inadequate access affects human health and livelihoods en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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