Sustainable Food Security in West Africa

Sustainable Food Security in West Africa

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Food security is defined as the ability of countries, regions, or households to meet their required levels of food consumption at all times. Food security is an important component of human welfare, and it can act as an indicator of a region's development.
This book addresses the roles of trade, policy development, and economic cooperation in creating sustainable food security in the West African region. The largely micro-level analysis is conducted on empirical data from the household where decisions on production and consumption take place. Food security is discussed in terms of its component parts, namely: availability of food (production and trade), its accessibility (incomes and poverty status), and its utilisation (health and nutrition).
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Product details

  • Hardback | 307 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 19.05mm | 1,380g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1997 ed.
  • VII, 307 p.
  • 0792399196
  • 9780792399193

Table of contents

Preface. Section 1: Introduction. The Status of Food Security in West Africa; W.K. Asenso-Okyere, et al. Agricultural Production, Food Security and Poverty in West Africa; M. Okai. Section 2: Poverty and Household Food Security. Characterising the Poor in Ghana: A Logit Approach; W.K. Asenso-Okyere, et al. Income and Expenditure Profiles and Poverty in Ghana; A.W. Seini, et al. Section 3: Farmers' Strategies for Food Security. Analysis of Farmers' Strategies in the Central and North-West Regions of Burkina Faso: Approach and Some Results; P.S. Kabore. Farm Household Strategies for Food Security in Northern Ghana: A Comparative Analysis of High and Low Population Farming Systems; R. Al-Hassan, et al. Agricultural Supply Response and Structural Adjustment in Ghana and Burkina Faso - Estimates from Macro-Level Time-Series Data; K.Y. Fosu, et al. Section 4: Health, Nutrition and Food Security. Determinants of Health and Nutritional Status of Children in Ghana; W.K. Asenso- Okyere, et al. Nutrition, Labour Productivity and Labour Supply of Men and Women in Ghana; G.J.M. van Boom, et al. Section 5: Trade and Food Security. Farmers' Transport Costs and Agricultural Production in Ghana; N. Heerink, et al. Distorted Beef Markets and Regional Livestock Trade in West Africa: Experience from the Central West African Corridor; P. Quarles van Ufford, A.K. Bos. Framework to Assess the Performance of Food Commodity Marketing Systems in Developing Countries with An Application to the Maize Market in Benin; C. Lutz, A. van Tilburg.
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