The effect of school feeding programmes in addressing food insecurity in the Mutale Municipality of Vhembe District, Limpopo Province in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Tshifhumulo, R.
dc.contributor.advisor Mukwevho, M. H.
dc.contributor.author Daitai, Ella
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-12T14:10:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-12T14:10:36Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/707
dc.description MA (Sociology)
dc.description Department of Sociology
dc.description.abstract This study focused on the effects of the school feeding programmes in addressing food insecurity in Mutale Municipality of Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. The study placed school feeding programmes within the wider context of social assistance and a component for securing food for the wellbeing of Mutale rural inhabitants. The major problem identified in this study was the inadequacy of governmental interventions, specifically the social assistance component, to eliminate food insecurity in rural areas. This failure motivated the researcher to venture into an investigation of the school feeding programme and its impact, as a social intervention, in addressing food insecurity among rural citizenry. The study openly delineated various factors contributing to the ruthless chronic food insecurity which has ravaged many families in rural areas. On the theoretical framework, the research incorporated the Capability Theory and the Entitlement approach as the foundational basis of the study. The qualitative approach was used to ensure an in-depth understanding of the contribution of school feeding programmes as a right based in-kind social safety net implemented by the government in addressing the discourse of food insecurity on a rural setting. Respondents of the study included the supervisor at circuit level, the school principal, educators, food handlers, smallholder farmers, learners and their parents. The researcher utilised Quota sampling in the selection of respondents. The researcher gathered data through the use of interviews, non-participant observation and document analysis. The findings of this study were analysed by organizing the data and presenting it in a descriptive manner. Literature revealed that the provision of feeding schemes at schools have the capability to stimulate an enabling environment which can empower rural families with adequate resources essential for eliminating food insecurity. However, this study found out that the feeding scheme marginally created employment, reduced poverty and hunger and increased health and nutrition education among the community members. The programme achieved minimal results as it confronted implementation constraints which ruined its capacity to exterminate rural food insecurity. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvi, 132 leaves : color illustrations)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.subject Food insecurity en_US
dc.subject Hunger en_US
dc.subject Poverty en_US
dc.subject Social assistance en_US
dc.subject.ddc 371.7160968257
dc.subject.lcsh Nutrition -- Study and teaching -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Food service -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Food relief -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh School children -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title The effect of school feeding programmes in addressing food insecurity in the Mutale Municipality of Vhembe District, Limpopo Province in South Africa en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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