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Title: An Investigation in to the Effectiveness of Urban Agriculture as a Source of Livelihood in Matshobane
Authors: Ngwenya, Ntandoyenkosi
Keywords: Urban agricumture
low income families
poerty alleviation
Issue Date: May-2016
Publisher: Lupane State University
Abstract: Urban agriculture is a strategy that can be adapted by low income households in Matshobane to meet their food and monetary requirements. The practice is a basis upon which poor families can enhance their incomes by producing part of their food needs, hence saving money for use on other livelihood obligations. This study discusses the importance of urban agriculture as a method easily available to low income families residing in Matshobane to access food and incomes. Urban agriculture is examined in the context of poverty alleviation. A descriptive and quantitative assessment of the salient variables of the practice in the area is attempted in order to give an insight of the potential role the sector can play in eliminating poverty and enhancing incomes. The study shows that participation in urban farming can impact significantly on poverty conditions and improve livelihoods. Findings from this research outline that the practice of urban agriculture can be used as an instrument of poverty alleviation. Moreover, from the research findings, it is evident that woman are the ones playing a major role in the practice.
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