Determinants of Food Insecurity amongst Primary School Children through the Lens of Affected Parents and Teachers: The Case of Matobo District, Zimbabwe

@article{Ndiweni2018DeterminantsOF,
  title={Determinants of Food Insecurity amongst Primary School Children through the Lens of Affected Parents and Teachers: The Case of Matobo District, Zimbabwe},
  author={Nkululeko Joshua Ndiweni and Sadhana Manik},
  journal={Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa},
  year={2018}
}
  • Nkululeko Joshua Ndiweni, S. Manik
  • Published 1 December 2018
  • Medicine
  • Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa
Children from food insecure households tend to be vulnerable to diseases and miss school or fail to participate in school activities. This paper reports on the determinants of food insecurity amongst primary school children in southwestern Zimbabwe, a context where inadequate data presently exists. According to Chattopadhay (2000: 312), an explanation for Zimbabwe’s food insecurity can be understood using the entitlement framework by Amartya Sen (1981). Qualitative research using a case study… 

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The right of access to sufficient food is enshrined in Section 27 of the South African Constitution. The Constitution obliges the state to provide legislation and other supporting measures to ensure
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