Farm production diversification and dietary diversity among subsistence farming households : panel data evidence from South Africa
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.
Auteur ou autrice(s) : Sinyolo, Sikhulumile, Murendo, Conrad, Nyamwanza, Admire, Sinyolo, Sithembile Amanda, Ndinda, Catherine, Nwosu, Chijioke Osinachi
Langage : Anglais