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Ghana's evolving protein economy

Ghana's evolving protein economy

Sumberg, James, Jatoe, John, Kleih, Ulrich and Flynn, Justin (2016) Ghana's evolving protein economy. Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food, 8 (5). pp. 909-920. ISSN 1876-4517 (Print), 1876-4525 (Online) (doi:

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This paper provides an initial analysis of Ghana's protein economy in the light on current debates about nutritional transition and livestock revolution. Ghana's strong economic growth and reducing levels of poverty make it a particularly interesting case. Protein-rich foods, including fish and livestock products, supply 20-40 percent of protein consumed. Overall fish is becoming less important and poultry more important; but there also are large difference in household expenditure on protein-rich foods across wealth categories, regions and areas. Specifically, the protein element of the nutritional transition and the consumption side of the livestock revolution would appear to be unfolding at different speeds and in different ways, along an axis that is urban-south-non-poor at one end, and rural-north-poor at the other. We explore the policy and political economy dimensions of these changes

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-sufficiency; Food security; Imports; GLSS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 14:47

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