household food security

Exploring Statistics South Africa’s national Household Surveys as Sources of Information About Food Security and Subsistence Agriculture

Aliber explores the usefulness of three Statistics South Africa surveys on household food insecurity and subsistence agriculture: the Income and Expenditure Survey, 2005/06 (food expenditure, food basket composition and dietary diversity); the General Household Survey (the nature and location of households experiencing hunger); and the Labour Force Survey (the involvement of black people in farming).The…


Food security in South Africa

The Human Sciences Research Council project on household food security in South Africa focused on measuring food security, the role of smallholder production, and the impact of gender and HIV and AIDS on food security. Some the key findings include:┬ĚThere has been a dramatic fall in the experience of hunger since 2002, but under-nutrition remains…