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Sustainable Food Security in West Africa - W. Asenso Okyere

Sustainable Food Security in West Africa

By: W. Asenso Okyere (Editor), E. Y. Benneh (Editor), W. Tims (Editor)

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Published: December 2009
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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).

Preface
The Status of Food Security in West Africap. 2
Agricultural Production, Food Security and Poverty in West Africap. 14
Characterising the Poor in Ghana: A Logit Approachp. 36
Income and Expenditure Profiles and Poverty in Ghanap. 55
Analysis of Farmers' Strategies in the Central and North-West Regions of Burkina Faso: Approach and Some Resultsp. 80
Farm Household Strategies for Food Security in Northern Ghana: A Comparative Analysis of High and Low Population Farming Systemsp. 129
Agricultural Supply Response and Structural Adjustment in Ghana and Burkina Faso - Estimates from Macro-Level Time-Series Datap. 153
Determinants of Health and Nutritional Status of Children in Ghanap. 187
Nutrition, Labour Productivity and Labour Supply of Men and Women in Ghanap. 207
Farmers' Transport Costs and Agricultural Production in Ghanap. 234
Distorted Beef Markets and Regional Livestock Trade in West Africa: Experience from the Central West African Corridorp. 252
Framework to Assess the Performance of Food Commodity Marketing Systems in Developing Countries with An Application to the Maize Market in Beninp. 264
Author Indexp. 293
Subject Indexp. 298
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ISBN: 9780792399193
ISBN-10: 0792399196
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.38