food insecurity

Exploring Definitions of Food Insecurity and Vulnerability: Time to Refocus Assessments

Recent high food prices and changes in the world food situation are exacerbating the conditions of households that are vulnerable to food insecurity, especially those with weak livelihood strategies. To address the impact of these and other stressors it is necessary to develop a deeper understanding of concepts such as ‘vulnerability’ and ‘food insecurity’. This…


The Socio-Economic Impact of the Global Downturn on South Africa: Responses and Policy Implications

By the end of 2008, the South African economy had begun to experience the impact of the world recession which had arisen out of the international financial crisis. At that time, the scope and scale of the impacts were uncertain, making it difficult to mount official responses. This study on SA by Ngandu et al…