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An analysis of the guiding documents used by the agricultural and health divisions in the Department of Correctional Services to ensure food and nutrition security

dc.contributor.advisorGerwel, Heinen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLoxton, Carmen Theresaen_ZA
dc.contributor.otherStellenbosch University. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Dept. of Agricultural Economics.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-27T10:40:05Z
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-11T06:56:19Z
dc.date.available2019-11-27T10:40:05Z
dc.date.available2019-12-11T06:56:19Z
dc.date.issued2019-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/107275
dc.descriptionThesis (MCom)--Stellenbosch University, 2019.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractENGLISH SUMMARY : The relationship between agriculture and nutrition has become very important these days to ensure food and nutrition security. The government’s role is crucial in especially the implementation of policies that are designed for both the agricultural and health division to ensure food and nutrition security. Commitment and the political will are required to formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate such policies and guiding documents. In South Africa, The National Development Plan (NDP): Vision 2030 has identified food and nutrition security as a main factor to reduce poverty and inequality. (The National Development Plan, 2011:303) Government institutions are therefore required to meet these demands. As “every citizen has the right to have access to sufficient food, water and social security” as well as the responsibility that lies within the government to “take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to achieve the realisation of this right” all government institutions need to play their part according to the South African Constitutional Law of 1996. The assumption is made that these rights are relevant to all South Africans, even those who are incarcerated. The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) was used as platform for this research assignment to analyse whether effective service delivery occurs relating to food and nutrition security. Firstly, the link between the agricultural and health divisions was determined and whether it is effective enough to ensure food and nutrition security. Secondly, the ability of correctional facilities to be self-reliant and meet the nutritional needs of the inmates. Thirdly, the research assignment focused on the challenges that the two divisions in DCS face to meet their objectives on a daily basis. A conceptual framework was used to analyse the policies and guiding documents in the agricultural and health divisions of DCS to determine whether this government institution fulfils its obligation to ensure food and nutrition security for those they incarcerate. Finally, recommendations are made for improvement in agriculture and other operational activities to better the nutrition and health of the inmates.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING : Geen opsomming beskikbaar.af_ZA
dc.format.extentiv, 89 pages ; illustrations, includes annexures
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : Stellenbosch University
dc.subjectFood security -- Government policy -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectPrisoners -- Food supply -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africa. Department of Correctional Services.en_ZA
dc.subjectUCTD
dc.titleAn analysis of the guiding documents used by the agricultural and health divisions in the Department of Correctional Services to ensure food and nutrition securityen_ZA
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.description.versionMasters
dc.rights.holderStellenbosch University


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