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Demographic Change, the IMPACT Model, and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Tukufu Zuberi

    (Population Studies Center and Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania)

  • Kevin J.A. Thomas

    (Population Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University)

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    Abstract

    Sub-Saharan African populations face a number of challenges that increase their vulnerability to the causes and consequences of food insecurity. In this paper, the implications of demographic processes for future changes in the demand and access to food are evaluated. Given the fact that population growth is a major influence on the consumption and availability of food, particular attention is given to the ways in which sub-Saharan Africa’s exceptionally high growth rates are likely to affect prospects for achieving food security.

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    Paper provided by United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Africa (UNDP/RBA) in its series Working Papers with number 2012-003.

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    Length: 25 pages
    Date of creation: Feb 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:rac:wpaper:2012-003

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    Keywords: Population growth; sub-Saharan Africa; food security; malnutrition; natural resources;

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    1. Quentin Wodon & Hassan Zaman, 2010. "Higher Food Prices in Sub-Saharan Africa: Poverty Impact and Policy Responses," World Bank Research Observer, World Bank Group, vol. 25(1), pages 157-176, February.
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