THE PREVALENCE OF URBAN FOOD PRODUCTION AND FOOD INSECURITY IN SOUTHERN AFRICAN CITIES

J. Crush
In 2008-2009, the African Food Security Urban Network (AFSUN) undertook a household food security survey in 11 cities in 8 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. This rich database provides unprecedented insights into the current state of urban food insecurity across the Southern African region. It also provides invaluable information about the state and prevalence of urban agriculture in the region. This paper presents and discusses the findings of the survey on urban agriculture and its contribution to urban food supply, nutrition, income generation and livelihoods. The survey shows that the extent and contribution varies considerably from city to city but that in all cities there is considerable potential for growth and a need to rethink how UPH can best contribute to lowering current epidemic levels of food insecurity.
Crush, J. (2014). THE PREVALENCE OF URBAN FOOD PRODUCTION AND FOOD INSECURITY IN SOUTHERN AFRICAN CITIES. Acta Hortic. 1021, 227-238
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2014.1021.18
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2014.1021.18
urban food supply, food insecurity, nutrition, poverty, urban livelihoods
English

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