Developing a food (in) security map for South Africa

This study applies a survey matching technique to match the income and expenditure survey (IES) of 2005/06 and the Community Survey (CS) of 2007 to produce a food (in)security map for South Africa at various levels of disaggregation - province, District Municipality, and Local Municipality. In addition, the results are used to analyze the socioeconomic characteristics of food insecure households. The results are helpful to: design location specific strategies; improve the targeting of interventions; and lay the basis for further research that seeks to conduct an in-depth analysis of the socioeconomic characteristics of food insecure households, their coping strategies and responses to shocks.

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