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The Indigenous Roles of Women in Household Food Security in Limpopo Province: Implications for Reducing Hunger and Malnutrition

The Indigenous Roles of Women in Household Food Security in Limpopo Province: Implications for Reducing Hunger and Malnutrition
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Author(s): Agnes Sejabaledi Rankoana (University of Limpopo, South Africa)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 10
Source title: Handbook of Research on Protecting and Managing Global Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Rendani Tshifhumulo (University of Venda, South Africa) and Tshimangadzo Justice Makhanikhe (University of Venda, South Africa)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7492-8.ch005

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Abstract

The chapter describes women's roles in home-gardening to ensure household food security in a rural community in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Focus group discussions confirmed the women continue to produce indigenous crops as part of their cultural obligations to provide for household food security. This implies that the women are capable of maintaining the health and welfare of their households by ensuring food availability, accessibility, and utilization, which are important elements of food security. The study has implications for ending hunger and malnutrition as food is produced and preserved for future consumption. The food and preservation practices adopted by the women in the study could be incorporated into climate change mitigation and adaptation policies to address the challenge of poverty and malnutrition as per the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 2.

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