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Children Ensuring their own Food Security in South Africa

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As the first in the series of articles on food security for this volume of Development, Gerrie Albertse and Elena Mancusi-Materi illustrate how initiation of school children into innovative technologies has fostered mechanisms of social mobilization towards enhanced food security in South Africa. In a system where children grow their own food and are trained in sustainable agricultural practices, not only are children attaining better nutritional standards and more balanced diets, but also a participatory approach to school feeding programmes is contributing to overall community development The example is drawn from a research case study accomplished within the framework of a SID-WFP Project on Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods: Local Innovations against Hunger.Development (2000) 43, 105–108. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1110126

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: 1Stellenbosch, South Africa 2: 2Rome, Italy

Publication date: 2000-03-01

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