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Assessment of welfare shocks and food insecurity in Ephraim Mogale and Greater Tubatse municipality of Sekhukhune District, Limpopo province, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Oyekale, A. S.
dc.contributor.author Agboola, Peter Temitope
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-26T06:31:20Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-26T06:31:20Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09
dc.identifier.citation Agboola, Peter Temitope (2016) Assessment of welfare shocks and food insecurity in Ephraim Mogale and Greater Tubatse municipality of Sekhukhune District, Limpopo province, South Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/23626>
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/23626
dc.description.abstract This study has assessed the welfare shocks and household food Insecurity in Ephraim Mogale and Greater Tubatse municipalities of Sekhukhune district, Limpopo Province in South Africa. The study identified shocks affecting livelihood at household level and also analysed the food insecurity status of households. The study is restricted only to two local municipalities out of five municipalities in Sekhukhune district. Structured questionnaire was administered for data collection. A total of 200 households were involved in the study with 100 households selected from each municipality. Within each municipality several villages were selected for survey through stratified random sampling selection. Data was collected between 10th July and 22nd September 2014. All response from the questionnaires was tabulated and processed with the use of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) programme. Three analytical tools were used to achieve the objectives of the study such as, Descriptive statistics, Household Food Insecurity Assessment Scale (HFIAS) and Linear regression model. Majority of households experience different form of shocks in their households. Increase in food prices, high level of livestock disease, drought, death of a household member and chronic illness such as Diabetes, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis are the most important shocks experienced. Approximately 22.2% of households were characterized as being food secure, 32.2% as mildly food insecure, 34.2% as moderately food insecure while 11.4% are severely food insecure. The main determinants of food security from the sample survey were education, unskilled wage labour, grants, pension and disability funds whereby high-level of livestock diseases, illness or accidental loss, death of a household member tends to expose households to higher risk of food insecurity. Policy recommendations are made on promoting education in the rural areas. High priority should be given to industrialization in the district which will in turn boost the rate of employment and also add to the economic growth. Policy measures should be made in supporting people and organizations on how to respond to shocks and stresses experienced in their communities. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvi, 93 leaves) : illustrations (some color), color map en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Household food insecurity en
dc.subject Welfare shocks en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Sekhukhune, Limpopo Province, South Africa en
dc.subject.ddc 363.8096825
dc.subject.lcsh Food security -- South Africa -- Limpopo en
dc.subject.lcsh Limpopo (South Africa) -- Economic conditions en
dc.subject.lcsh Food supply -- South Africa -- Limpopo en
dc.subject.lcsh Food relief -- South Africa -- Limpopo en
dc.title Assessment of welfare shocks and food insecurity in Ephraim Mogale and Greater Tubatse municipality of Sekhukhune District, Limpopo province, South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Sciences en
dc.description.degree M. Sc. (Agriculture) en


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