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Urban Geography in South Africa Urban Food Security

Urban Geography in South Africa : Urban Food Security [Urban food security has received little research or policy attention in the South African context. However, there is now considerable evidence of high levels of food insecurity amongst poor urban populations. This chapter provides an overview of the existing research on the extent, nature and drivers of food insecurity in South African cities. Through a discussion of the four pillars of food security: Availability, Accessibility, Utilization and Stability, the chapter then considers how food system and urban systems intersect, the chapter concludes by engaging questions of current and potential policy and planning interventions to alleviate food insecurity.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Urban Geography in South Africa Urban Food Security

Part of the GeoJournal Library Book Series
Editors: Massey, Ruth; Gunter, Ashley

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
ISBN
978-3-030-25368-4
Pages
251 –263
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25369-1_16
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Urban food security has received little research or policy attention in the South African context. However, there is now considerable evidence of high levels of food insecurity amongst poor urban populations. This chapter provides an overview of the existing research on the extent, nature and drivers of food insecurity in South African cities. Through a discussion of the four pillars of food security: Availability, Accessibility, Utilization and Stability, the chapter then considers how food system and urban systems intersect, the chapter concludes by engaging questions of current and potential policy and planning interventions to alleviate food insecurity.]

Published: Aug 18, 2019

Keywords: Food security; Urban; Food system; Nutrition

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