Food in the city: Exploring urban food sources in Gaborone, Botswana

dc.contributor.advisorHovorka, Alice J.
dc.contributor.authorLane, Katherine A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-16T16:40:37Z
dc.date.available2020-12-16T16:40:37Z
dc.date.copyright2010
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Geographyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractGaborone, Botswana has demonstrated a steady growth rate since independence, providing an excellent case study for this study. Rapid urban growth in Southern Africa, coupled with globalization and changes in cultural norms and preferences, has created new dimensions to how individuals can, and choose to, access food in the city. Additionally, urbanization often creates national food deficits and hence a need to secure external food supply networks. This is certainly the case in Gaborone, as importing foodstuffs is necessary to feed their growing urban population. Little is known about the food sources available to urban dwellers or how they play a role in the availability and access of foodstuffs in cities. Food security studies have traditionally been focussed in rural areas, with much of the current literature on food sourcing being rather fragmented - this research examines all urban food sources as an integrated, comprehensive system for the purpose of discovering how food "works" in cities.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/23559
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectGaboroneen_US
dc.subjectBotswanaen_US
dc.subjectfood accessen_US
dc.subjecturbanizationen_US
dc.subjectfood deficitsen_US
dc.subjectexternal food supply networken_US
dc.subjectfoodstuffsen_US
dc.subjecturban dwellersen_US
dc.titleFood in the city: Exploring urban food sources in Gaborone, Botswanaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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