Asset Portfolios and Food Accessibility in Sekhukhune District, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Phokele Maponya, Shadung Moja

Abstract


This study aims to analyse household food accessibility categories (food insecure, vulnerable, marginal and food secure) of rural households in Sekhukhune district of Limpopo province. Five wards were identified for the study in the Mamone village namely: Matsoke, Ga Manyaka, Manyelethi, Magolwaneng and Maroteng. These wards had approximately the same number of households. Ten households from each ward were randomly selected. Based on comprehensive food security and vulnerability analysis over 70 per cent of the sampled households were food insecure. Major asset portfolios determining food accessibility included gender, employment, education level, water source, finance, income source, monthly expenditure and type of dwelling. Policy measures directed towards the provision of household assets should be given adequate attention and priority by the Government.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jas.v4n11p144

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Journal of Agricultural Science ISSN 1916-9752 (Print) ISSN 1916-9760 (Online)

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