Vol 3, No 1 (2012)

Sustainable Livelihoods in Food Systems

Cover of JAFSCD volume 3, issue 1

On our cover: A family works together harvesting spinach in a roadside garden plot in KwaMashu, Durban, South Africa, in a photo from the paper Challenges and Strategies Among the Poor: Focus on Urban Agriculture in KwaMashu, Durban, South Africa by Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha (Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa) and Lovemore Chipungu and Rosemary Awuor-Hayangah (both at the University of KwaZulu-Natal , South Africa). According to the paper, "Crops grown on off-site plots include a variety of vegetables such as tomatoes, spinach, and onions....Unfortunately, urban agriculture on most offsite plots is a risky activity since most products are stolen before reaching proper maturity." (Photo taken by and used with the permission of Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha.)