Rising food prices and household food security
AbstractFor many South Africans a healthy, balanced diet is elusive. Food security in both urban and rural South Africa is heavily dependent on cash incomes for household purchase of food for consumption,1 which, in a context of high unemployment, is largely reliant on social grants.2 This safety net does not reach all those eligible for such grants including those defined as “seriously hungry”.3 Rising food prices can exacerbate poverty, inequality and food insecurity when the poor are net food consumers (consume more than they produce),4 which is the case for the majority of South Africans.
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Faber, M., & Drimie, S. (1). Rising food prices and household food security. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 29(2), 53-54. Retrieved from http://sajcn.co.za/index.php/SAJCN/article/view/1133
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