Article

Effects of rising food prices on household food security on femaleheaded households in Runnymede Village, Mopani District, South Africa

DOI: 10.1080/16070658.2016.1216504
Author(s): K MkhawaniDepartment of Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, South Africa, SA MotadiDepartment of Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, South Africa, NS MabapaDepartment of Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, South Africa, XG MbhenyaneDivision of Human Nutrition, Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,, R BlaauwDivision of Human Nutrition, Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,

Abstract

Background: Rising food prices can have a devastating effect on the health of poor households by making it more difficult for them to afford basic food baskets. Although South Africa is food secure as a nation, it does not mean that every household is able to access nutritionally adequate food.

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