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Food security in South Africa : human rights and entitlement perspectives

Author: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr; Viviene Taylor
Publisher: Cape Town : University Of Cape Town Press, 2015.
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The right to food is guaranteed in South Africa's Constitution as it is in international law. Yet food insecurity remains widespread and persistent, at levels much higher than in countries with  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr; Viviene Taylor
ISBN: 1775820726 9781775820727
OCLC Number: 935988775
Description: xviii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword - Olivier de Schutter, University of Louvain, UN special rapporteur on the Right to food 2008-2014; Preface; Towards new directions in economic and social policy - Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, The New School, USA and Viviene Taylor, University of Cape Town; Key concepts and issues; Right to food in the international perspective - Susan Randolph and Shareen Hertel, University of Connecticut, USA; Is the right to food really necessary? - David Bilchitz, University of Johannesburg and South African institute for advanced constitutional, public, human rights and international law; Who and where are the food insecure households and individuals?; Review of data and trends - Johannes John-Langba, University of Cape Town; Changes in food security in South Africa since the end of apartheid: Evidence using child malnourishment - Julian May, University of the Western Cape; Food insecurity amongst urban households - Jane Battersby, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town; Economic and social policies to strengthen exchange, transfer and production entitlements; Social policies and food security in South Africa: Between relief and the right to food: Some challenges for transformation - Viviene Taylor, University of Cape Town; The gender dimensions of food security: Women's experiences of entitlement and deprivation in South Africa - Chance Chagunda and Viviene Taylor, University of Cape Town; Social relief of distress grant and social policy - Jackie Dugard, University of Witwatersrand; The politics of the right to campaigns in India: Possibilities, limitations and lessons learned - Shareen Hertel, University of Connecticut; Aligning policies to address food insecurity: Institutional challenges and political will in South Africa - Scott Drimie, Stellenbosch University.
Responsibility: edited by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Viviene Taylor.
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