Journal of Food and Nutritional DisordersISSN: 2324-9323

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Research Article, J Food Nutr Disord Vol: 2 Issue: 5

Rural-Urban Transfers and Household Food Security in Harare's Crisis Context

Godfrey Tawodzera*
African Centre for Cities (ACC), Department of Environmental & Geographical Science (EGS), University of Cape Town, South Africa
Corresponding author : Godfrey Tawodzera
African Centre for Cities (ACC), Shell ENGEO Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town, P.O. Box X3, Rondebosch, 7700, Cape Town, South Africa
Received: June 11, 2013 Accepted: December 10, 2013 Published: December 16, 2013
Citation: Tawodzera G (2013) Rural-Urban Transfers and Household Food Security in Harare’s Crisis Context. J Food Nutr Disor 2:5. doi:10.4172/2324-9323.1000128


Rural-Urban Transfers and Household Food Security in Harare’s Crisis Context

This paper is based on research carried out in 2009 in the low-income residential area of Epworth in Harare, Zimbabwe. The paper assesses the contribution of rural-urban linkages to the food security of urban households in a crisis context. Research findings demonstrate that in conditions of extreme economic distress such as those that were besetting Zimbabwe at the time, the socio-cultural linkages that exist between the city and the village, as well as the economic relations of reciprocity embedded within these interactions are crucial to the survival of distressed urban households.

Keywords: Urban food security; Rural-Urban linkages; Survival strategies; Resilience

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