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SoWhat? This is a series of policy briefs released by the UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems that aims to translate research results into clear findings for action.

It seeks to cover all areas of sustainable food: from nutrition to the right to food, including marketing, social sciences and management, political science, economics, agrifood technologies and agronomy.

This series is intended for anyone who is curious and "savvy" and wishes to know more about recent research advances in the field of sustainable food. The Chair intends to contribute to dialogue between research and various food system actors.

12/ Food to offset multiple deprivation

In fatherless, low income households in South Africa, single mothers may use food to offset the absence of fathers and material resources...