Linking smallholder agriculture and water to household food security and nutrition

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dc.contributor.author Wenhold, F.A.M. (Friedeburg Anna Maria)
dc.contributor.author Faber, Mieke
dc.contributor.author Van Averbeke, W.
dc.contributor.author Oelofse, Andre
dc.contributor.author Van Jaarsveld, P.
dc.contributor.author Jansen van Rensburg, W.S.
dc.contributor.author Van Heerden, I.
dc.contributor.author Slabbert, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-04T11:58:22Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-04T11:58:22Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06
dc.description.abstract Promoting household food security and reducing malnutrition rates of a growing population with the same amount of water is a challenge facing South African nutritionists and agriculturalists alike. Apart from non-food related effects of agriculture in general, the crop and livestock production practices of the South African smallholder farmer may have nutritional implications, primarily when practised on residential land and resulting in home consumption. Yet, few studies have systematically investigated the impact thereof. It appears that crop diversification, gender issues and nutrition education are among the important factors that strengthen the link between agriculture and nutrition. Since food production is the most water-intensive activity in society, nutritional water productivity (i.e. nutrition per volume water) of foods and the nutritional water footprint of diets should be investigated in order to achieve a sustainable solution. This implies that both the demand for a diet consisting predominantly of water-productive plant products, as well as the supply thereof, be addressed. en
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dc.identifier.citation Wenhold, FAM, Faber, M, Van Averbeke, W, Oelofse, A, Van Jaarsveld, P, Jansen van Rensburg, WS, Van Heerden, I & Slabbert, R 2007, ‘Linking smallholder agriculture and water to household food security and nutrition’, Water SA, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 327-336. [http://www.wrc.org.za/publications_watersa.htm] en
dc.identifier.issn 1816-7950
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/4873
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Water Research Council en
dc.rights Water Research Council en
dc.subject Household food security en
dc.subject Agriculture en
dc.subject Water en
dc.subject Nutrition en
dc.subject Malnutrition en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Food crops
dc.subject.lcsh Overpopulation
dc.subject.lcsh Malnutrition
dc.subject.lcsh Crops and water
dc.subject.lcsh Crops--Drought tolerance
dc.subject.lcsh Water resources development
dc.title Linking smallholder agriculture and water to household food security and nutrition en
dc.type Article en


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