The Impact of Food Insecurity. A Case of Mbare from the Period of 2011 to 2017
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Several studies have been conducted to analyse the causes of food in security in rural areas with new studies noting that urban areas are also affected. However the study sought to explore the impacts of food insecurity in urban areas. The objective of the study was to first identify cause of food insecurity then analysing the impacts brought by food insecurity and stating the possible solutions of food insecurity. The study was carried out in Mbare from the period 2011 to 2017.The research used case study as a research design and data was collected using interviews and questionnaires. Data was collected from 31 (thirty one) participants which included 28 general respondents and 3 key informant. The researcher selected seven general respondents from four different areas that is Majubeki, Matapi, Mbare musika and National. The 3 key informants were from local governance, social welfare and ASKET. A survey was done to people of different career background that is employed, unemployed and self-employed and different age groups that is children, youth and adults. The study reveals that human behaviour and actions are motivated from the lack of basic human need. Food is one of the basic need for human survival and if the availability of food is not sufficient for human life they will be various dangers such of hunger and malnutrition, prostitution, informal trade, lack of education, illicit behaviours such as drug abuse and stealing, lack of health services and overcrowding. The researcher recommend that people in Mbare especially the youth and children must be fully educated on the dangers of finding their own solutions to curb food insecurity.