Freedom Farm

Current Phase: 3 / PRA Planning Workshops for the Integration of Commercial Self-Sustainable Projects

Achieved Statuses: Ongoing Broad-based Feeding, Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Awareness Campaigns, Ongoing Nutrition Surveillance and Anthropometric Surveys Assessments, Biodiverse Productive Garden, Categorised additional nutrition ad-hoc services for expectant and nursing mothers, adolescents and older people according to nutritional requirements, linked the sick beneficiaries with health systems; children who’s malnutrition status had deteriorated as a result of environmental and situational determinants were redirected to the relevant partners for additional assistance.

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Food Security Status in the area  

Freedom Farm is an informal settlement on the northern boundary of the airport near the intersection of Robert Sobukwe Road and Stellenbosch Arterial. Freedom Farm is home to close to 2 000 people. Residents have been living in the area for as long as 30 years (average 12 years). There is no formal access to electricity in this settlement and limited communal water points and sanitation. The unemployment rate in the area is close to 65% and more than 50% of children (0-18 years) are not in school. The leadership of this community is newly formed and has been stable since its formation.

Burdened by chronic and hidden hunger

Food, nutrition and health of those who live in the Freedom Park  informal settlements are key aspects that are set to change the future of the inhabitants.  Struggling to access sufficient quantities of healthy food diets are high in processed food, refined starch, fat and high in sugar and or fat.  This leads to us seeing the double burden of malnutrition and obesity (hidden hunger) as a daily reality.  Their lack of access to a sustainable source of income/access to productive resources and nutritional food has a negative consequence on their overall health. 

There is no data on Freedom Park’s IPC Acute Food Insecurity  Analysis available. For this reason, data for Cape Town will be used. 

IPC ACUTE FOOD INSECURITY ANALYSIS

CURRENT- POPULATION

PROJECTED- POPULATION 

KEY DRIVERS

None                                                  

229 196               

233 232

Lived Poverty, Unemployment,    

Stressed

137 517

93 293

Instability of Food Access,

Crisis

68 759

116 616

Food Affordability,

Emergency

22 920

23 323

Loss of Income, 

Catastrophe 

0

0

Covid-19 Impact, Informal Environment, Marginal/ Imbalanced  Food Systems

 

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