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Show simple item record Mambo, J 2013-06-18T11:05:35Z 2013-06-18T11:05:35Z 2012-03
dc.identifier.citation Mambo, J. 2012. Impacts of HIV/AIDS mortality on food security and natural resource utilisation in rural South Africa. Phd Thesis. WITS University, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies en_US
dc.description A thesis submitted to the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, WITS University, in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.abstract AIDS mortality, its linkages as a determinant and consequence of food security and its impact on natural resource utilisation by mainly rural populations, has not been well researched, especially their effects on rural livelihoods. Determining linkages between household food security, adult AIDS mortality, and how these affect natural resource utilisation at the village level was the objective of this research. The overarching goal of sustainable natural resource utilisation in Agincourt Demographic Surveillance Site (DSS) was determined through three research questions outlined as follows; What is the status of food security, AIDS mortality and Natural resource utilisation in Agincourt?; What is the relationship between dependence on natural resources as a source of food and or livelihood to resource degradation?; and What are the household and community drivers of household food security? Statistical analysis was used to evaluate the prevalence of food insecurity and the reliance on natural resources while remote sensing was used to assess resource availability and identification of possible natural resource degradation hotspots. More than half of the population in the DSS is food-secure, in 2004, with an even smaller hungry population in 2007. HIV/AIDS and non-HIV/AIDS adult mortality, analysed at village level are underlying drivers and determinants, affecting availability of income which is a direct driver of food insecurity. Availability of income, through social grants, remittances or wages, and delay or non-receipt of this income results in food insecurity in some households. Food production, affected and constrained by climate variability, is a less stable and less popular means of attaining food. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher WITS University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;11007
dc.subject HIV/Aids Mortality en_US
dc.subject Food Security en_US
dc.subject Natural Resources Utilisation en_US
dc.subject Agincourt en_US
dc.subject Rural South Africa en_US
dc.subject Remote Sensing en_US
dc.subject Geographic Information Systems en_US
dc.subject GIS en_US
dc.title Impacts of HIV/AIDS mortality on food security and natural resource utilisation in rural South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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