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Street Foods : Urban Food and Employment in Developing Countries - Irene Tinker

Street Foods

Urban Food and Employment in Developing Countries

Paperback Published: 1st March 1997
ISBN: 9780195117110
Number Of Pages: 256

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"Street foods," the term coined by Irene Tinker for the Equity Policy Center's action-research project, defines the study of all meals, snacks, and sweets currently sold on the streets of the world for immediate consumption.
The culmination of fifteen years of research in provincial cities in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Nigeria, and Senegal, Street Foods is the first empirical study of those who make, sell, and eat these foods. The project detailed in this book was and will be a means to affect change on both micro and macro levels: the findings were utilized to improve the income of the vendors themselves and the safety of the food they sold, and to cause makers of public policy to recognize the value of this informal sector--instead of trying to restrict its trade. The accumulated power of the Street Food Project's data brings new insights to the nature of microenterprises, the interventions that truly help improve income and food safety, and the gender aspects of the street food trade. Challenging conventional wisdom about the informal sector and assumptions in development theory about women, Street Foods will reframe the major debates shaping research and aid policies for poor, small-scale entrepreneurs in developing countries.

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"Clear and understandable. . . . This is an important book and will hopefully effect change for street food vendors around the world."--Intermediate Technology Food Chain "Tinker offers thoughtful analyses of street food vending as a microenterprise."--Gender and Society "Clear and understandable. . . . This is an important book and will hopefully effect change for street food vendors around the world."--Intermediate Technology Food Chain

Introductionp. 3
Organization of the Bookp. 5
Policy Origins of the EPOC Projectp. 6
Designing the Studyp. 9
Refining the Designp. 14
Cities and Their Street Foodsp. 19
Bogor, Indonesiap. 23
Local Contextp. 23
Street Foods in Bogorp. 26
The IPB Streetfood Projectp. 35
Impact of the Two Studiesp. 40
Iloilo, Philippinesp. 43
Local Contextp. 43
The Surveyp. 46
Survival of Street Food Enterprisesp. 55
Street Food Policies in Manilap. 56
Chonburi, Thailandp. 61
Local Contextp. 61
The Street Project with CUSRIp. 63
Distinctly Thai Aspectsp. 69
Manikganj, Bangladeshp. 75
Local Contextp. 75
Street Foods in a Poor Countryp. 80
Interventionsp. 89
Minia, Egyptp. 93
Local Contextp. 93
Street Foods in Miniap. 95
The Street Foods Vendors Organizationp. 102
A Model for Street Vendorsp. 110
Ziguinchor, Senegalp. 113
Local Contextp. 113
The Surveyp. 116
National Policy and Local Vendorsp. 121
Ile-Ife, Nigeriap. 125
Local Contextp. 125
Street Foods in Ifep. 128
Government versus the Street Vendorsp. 134
Helping Street Food Vendors in Ife, Ibadan, and Lagosp. 137
The Street Food Project: Influencing Development Theory and Practicep. 147
Vendors and the Economics of Their Enterprisesp. 149
Size and Seasonality of the Tradep. 149
Involvement of Women and Familyp. 152
Basic Data on Vendorsp. 155
Running a Street Food Enterprisep. 162
Economics of the Street Food Tradep. 166
Street Food Vending as a Microenterprisep. 176
Foods on the Street and the People Who Eat Themp. 177
Varieties and Attributes of Foods Sold on the Streetp. 178
Demand for Street Foodsp. 183
But Is It Nutritious?p. 187
Is It Safe?p. 189
Policy Shiftsp. 194
Implications for Research, Planning, and Policyp. 196
Improving Microenterprisesp. 198
Macro-Discourses and Policyp. 203
Influencing Theory and Practicep. 210
Afterword: Putting It All Togetherp. 212
The Future of the Street Food Tradep. 215
Bon Appetitp. 216
Notesp. 217
Glossaryp. 229
Bibliographyp. 231
Index of Recipesp. 245
General Indexp. 246
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ISBN: 9780195117110
ISBN-10: 0195117115
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.44  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.35