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The Expansion of Food Retail in Developing Countries and Its Effects on the Hunger Index

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  • Wells, Patricia Bryn
  • Saghaian, Sayed H.
  • Osborne, William
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    This paper presents an empirical analysis of the relationship between the expansion of food retailing in developing countries and hunger index. Our analysis found mixed results between the expansion of food retailing and hunger index for four different countries. These results demonstrate possibilities for food retail expansion in developing countries.

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    Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida with number 142630.

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    Date of creation: 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:saea13:142630

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    Keywords: Food Retail Expansion; Hunger Index; Developing Countries; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Production Economics;

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    1. Hildegunn Ekroll Stokke, 2008. "Multinational supermarket chains in developing countries: Does local agriculture benefit," Working Paper Series 9408, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
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