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Food security, wheat production and policy in South Africa : reflections on food sustainability and challenges for a market economy

dc.contributor.authorDe Wet, Francoisen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLiebenberg, Ianen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-16T11:05:30Z
dc.date.available2020-04-16T11:05:30Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationDe Wet, F. & Liebenberg, I. 2018. Food security, wheat production and policy in South Africa : reflections on food sustainability and challenges for a market economy. The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 14(1):a407, doi:10.4102/td.v14i1.407
dc.identifier.issn2415-2005 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1817-4434 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/td.v14i1.407
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/107702
dc.descriptionCITATION: De Wet, F. & Liebenberg, I. 2018. Food security, wheat production and policy in South Africa : reflections on food sustainability and challenges for a market economy. The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 14(1):a407, doi:10.4102/td.v14i1.407.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://td-sa.net/index.php/td/
dc.description.abstractThe traditional concept of security has broadened over the past decades. Food security in South Africa is an imperative for human and non-human survival. In the contemporary political economy, there is a real nexus between globalisation, exploitation, the state, scarcity of resources, the market, peoples’ need to feel secure, notions of state responsibility and food production. Political economy and human security in theoretical debates and face-to-face politics are intrinsically linked. The notion of a ‘secure community’ changed. Food security and the right to quality living became a social imperative. Understanding current agricultural economics requires the ability to link security and access to food for all. In this case study, wheat production in South Africa is addressed against the interface of the global and the local including South Africa’s transition to a democratic and constitutional state with a Bill of Rights. The current security approach represents a more comprehensive understanding of what security is meant to be and include, amongst others, housing security, medical security, service delivery and food security, as set out in the Millennium Development Goals and the subsequent Sustainable Development Goals. The issue of food security is addressed here with particular reference to wheat production, related current government policies and the market economy. The authors chose to limit their socio-economic focus to a specific sector of the agricultural market, namely wheat, rather than discuss food security in South Africa in general. Wheat was chosen as a unit of analysis because as a crop, wheat used in bread is one of the staples for the majority of South Africans and given the current negative economic developments, wheat as a staple is likely to remain integral, if not increasing its status of dependability.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://td-sa.net/index.php/td/article/view/407
dc.format.extent16 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS
dc.subjectWheat trade -- Government policy -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectFood security -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleFood security, wheat production and policy in South Africa : reflections on food sustainability and challenges for a market economyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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