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The role of operation SUKUMA SAKHE (OSS) on CSA awareness in Youth and its impact on Food Security in Kwazulu Natal

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The role of operation SUKUMA SAKHE (OSS) on CSA awareness in Youth and its impact on Food Security in Kwazulu Natal

  1. 1. Presentation by: Gugu KhaliPresentation by: Gugu Khali DATE: 01 November 2017DATE: 01 November 2017 Venue: ElangeniVenue: Elangeni THE ROLE OF OPERATION SUKUMATHE ROLE OF OPERATION SUKUMA SAKHE (OSS) ON CLIMATE SMARTSAKHE (OSS) ON CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE AWARENESS INAGRICULTURE AWARENESS IN YOUTH AND ITS IMPACT ON FOODYOUTH AND ITS IMPACT ON FOOD SECURITY IN KWAZULU NATALSECURITY IN KWAZULU NATAL
  2. 2. Contents 1. Introduction 2. Objectives 3. Youth engagement and Food security 4. Methodologies 5. Results and discussions 6. Conclusion and extension implications
  3. 3. Introduction and background (cont…)  OSS is a ward specific service delivery model located in the nerve of Kwa-Zulu Provincial Government, the office of the Premier  Launched in 2008 as `War against poverty’ at Msinga  To tackle food insecurity issues within Umzinyathi District  Re-launched in 2009 as Operation Sukuma Sakhe and has since spread through out the KZN Province
  4. 4. Introduction and background (Cont…)  Stakeholders include all Departments, NGOs and Traditional leaders for proper information tunnelling  OSS is decentralized platform where issues are discussed, referred to relevant stakeholders for appropriate assessment and intervention  For appropriate report, from Ward level (WWR) Local level (LTT) District level (DTT)
  5. 5. Introduction and background OSS beneficiaries Sustainable Livelihoods Source: OSS Service Delivery Model 2011
  6. 6. Objectives  To determine the knowledge of OSS Provincial Task Team (Top team) and the fieldworkers-Community Care Givers (CCGs at a ground level) on the Climate Smart Agriculture  To identify the role of OSS on improving youth awareness on CSA for improved food security
  7. 7. Youth engagement and food security (cont..)  Food insecurity is the restricted food access to adequate food due to limited funds and other resources (TFBN, 2014)  Food insecurity may include inadequate access to available food supply aggravated by poverty  KZN has the highest population distribution- 11.1m (Stats SA, 2016)  With only 36.7% Youth economically active, climate change and drastic decline in food production, food insecurity is at its peak
  8. 8. Youth engagement and food security (cont..)  As per PGDP & Poverty Eradication Masterplan (2014), Agriculture is regarded as the key to food security hence Advisors in all WWR meetings should attend to agricultural issues  One of the Premier`s office interventions was One Household One Garden- for improved livelihoods  However, with all possible interventions, Climate change and altered land use patterns aggravates food production challenges hence youth involvement is crucial
  9. 9. Youth engagement and food security  How is youth defined in South Africa:  SARPN (2005) defines youth as of age between 14-35 whilst Stats SA (2015) identifies youth as from the age of 15-34  As broad as the term is ″YOUTH″, for food security within communities, learners at Primary level in some schools at Umzinyathi are engaged in School Garden projects  This also assists them in Agricultural production skills development
  10. 10. Youth engagement and food security (cont..)  FANRPAN, (2012) observes African youth as a vital tool to agricultural development  Food security enhancement requires an urgent need for innovative solutions to withstand adverse climatic changes  Youth is more likely to understand and adopt new innovations  Hence youth awareness on climate-smart agriculture is an urgent necessity that can improve livelihoods through sustainable agricultural production
  11. 11. Methodology  KZNDARD have Food Security programmes in place for hunger/ poverty alleviation • Climate change and level of youth involvement threatens agricultural production stability  Survey was conducted to fieldworkers (n=20) from 17 Local Wards  Self administered survey conducted to technical structure of OSS (n=7) from 11 Districts-same questionnaires were administered  Proposed improvement on reporting template by KZNDARD so as to properly address CSA, Youth awareness and food security issues
  12. 12. Results
  13. 13. Conclusion and extension implications (Cont..)  Both OSS structures indicated:  the need for CSA principles in production planning and execution  Youth should be influenced, skilled and be involved in Climate change reduction for innovative strategies adoption  DARD in OSS- PTT that formulate the reporting template be skilled in basic Agricultural extension for interventions to be captured, reported and properly analysed
  14. 14. Conclusion and extension implications  OSS is an structure where poverty reduction strategies may be addressed effectively and at all levels  Relevant information with adequate caution and effective production strategies, sustainable natural resources management and utilization, emissions reduction to the environment can stabilize food production and economy thereby stabilizing food security  Food security, CSA principles and youth awareness can be improved, provided they are part of the agenda even at the Cabinet level
  15. 15. Thank youThank you

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