Farm production diversification and dietary diversity among subsistence farming households : panel data evidence from South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Sinyolo, Sikhulumile
dc.contributor.author Murendo, Conrad
dc.contributor.author Nyamwanza, Admire
dc.contributor.author Sinyolo, Sithembile Amanda
dc.contributor.author Ndinda, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Nwosu, Chijioke Osinachi
dc.contributor.editor Testa, Riccardo
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-12T18:46:37Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-12T18:46:37Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/60826
dc.description.abstract The study data indicated a moderate level of household dietary diversity that shows a declining trend between 2008 and 2017. Farm households produced three food groups (meat, cereals, and vegetables), suggesting more reliance on food purchases than their own production. Findings suggest that encouraging subsistence farming households to produce various crop and animal species can be an effective strategy to improve dietary diversity among poor households in South Africa. Production diversity was not significantly associated with the consumption of micronutrient-rich foods such as fruits or vegetables. Higher levels of education, income per capita, food expenditure, and geographic location were factors in dietary diversity. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher MDPI en
dc.relation.ispartof Sustainability 2021, 13, 10325 en
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.3390/ su131810325
dc.subject SOCIOECONOMICS en
dc.subject DISEASE PREVENTION en
dc.subject DIETARY DIVERSITY en
dc.subject FARMS en
dc.subject CROP DIVERSIFICATION en
dc.subject FARMING SYSTEMS en
dc.subject RURAL HEALTH en
dc.subject RURAL POVERTY en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICA en
dc.subject SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.title Farm production diversification and dietary diversity among subsistence farming households : panel data evidence from South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 108649
idrc.project.componentnumber 108649001
idrc.project.title Coherence of food and agricultural policies with non-communicable disease prevention in South Africa en
idrc.copyright.holder © 2021, NDINDA, CATHERINE
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY 4.0 en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.relation.journal Sustainability


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