Mqanduli/ Ndlovana Village

Current Phase: 3 / Converting Subsistence Farming to Commercial Cooperative Agri – Hubs as an additional Coping Strategy.  

Achieved Statuses: Ongoing Broad-based Feeding Support, Basic Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Awareness Campaigns, PRA Assessment, Ongoing Nutrition Surveillance and Anthropometric Surveys Assessments, Stage 2 of the PRA(Training) Process, Biodiverse Community Permaculture Garden, Food System Coping Environments Centralised, Complementary rural enterprise establishment; Youth Programs focusing on early child bearing and maternal nutrition.

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Food Security Status in the area 

Ndlovana  village is a rural village situated in uMqanduli town formally demarcated under King Sabata Dalidyebo Local Municipality. The Household Food Insecurity Survey indicates that the majority of the respondents depend more on social grants for their livelihood (54.8-75.9%). Agriculture forms the second largest main livelihood  coping  strategy (38.7-45.2%). However, water for irrigation is still a huge barrier for both household and cooperative agricultural practices.  

Households were categorised into food security categories using the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) . Most households across the district are in the category of moderately food insecure. This is followed by fewer households that are mildly food insecure. We have very few outliers across the district that are food secure and severely food insecure. Household food security is predominantly affected by external incomes including salaries, remittances, grants and pensions. These sources of income are not stable and hence the instability in household food security.

  1. Main Household livelihood strategy (Please note that the Nutrition Surveillance was compiled for the entire local municipality for all Mqanduli’s villages) 

Main Livelihood Strategy 

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality 

Cooperative

(39.4%)

Employment

13.6%

Grant 

75.8%

Trade/Business

1.5%

Labour/ Wages

3.0%

Household Farming 

10.6%

  1. Type of Land  Ownership 

Type of Land Ownership 

King Sabata Dalindyebo 

Communal 

25%

Coop Members’land 

47.1%

Lease Agreement

2.9%

Permission to Occupy 

23.5%

Non Specific 

1.5%

3.Household food security categories.

Food Security Categories 

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municiplaity 

Food Secure 

13.4%

Mildly Food insecure 

23.9%

Moderately Food Insecure 

53.7%

Severely Food Insecure 

9.0%

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