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Title:The rural-urban linkage in the use of traditional foods by peri-urban households in Nompumelelo community in East London, Eastern Cape
Author:Majova, Vikelwa Judith
Year:2014
Periodical:Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Volume:13
Issue:1
Pages:164-174
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:food
food supply
nutrition
indigenous knowledge
Link:http://reference.sabinet.co.za/webx/access/electronic_journals/linga/linga_v13_n1_a13.pdf
Abstract:This article looks at ways of reducing malnutrition amongst the inhabitants of South Africa through traditional foods. The study examined the availability of traditional foods to peri-urban households in the Xhosa community of Nompumelelo, in the Eastern Cape Province. It was found that traditional foods produced in the community, in particular leafy vegetables, are accessible to the whole community. Communities often think that food is not readily available to them, but do not pay attention to locally produced traditional foods. Traditional foods can be employed to lessen the problem of food shortage and malnutrition in the community of Nompumelelo. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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