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Trends in Real Food Prices in Six Sub-Saharan African Countries

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  • Jayne, Thomas S.
  • Mukumbu, Mulinge
  • Duncan, John
  • Staatz, John M.
  • Howard, Julie A.
  • Lundberg, Mattias K.A.
  • Aldridge, Kim
  • Nakaponda, Bethel
  • Ferris, John N.
  • Keita, Francis
  • Sanankoua, Abdel Kader

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The objectives of the study are: to assess the direction and magnitude of changes in real staple food prices since the implementation of food sector policy reforms in Africa; to identify the major factors affecting changes in these food prices; and to assess the resulting effects of food system reform on household food security.

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  • Jayne, Thomas S. & Mukumbu, Mulinge & Duncan, John & Staatz, John M. & Howard, Julie A. & Lundberg, Mattias K.A. & Aldridge, Kim & Nakaponda, Bethel & Ferris, John N. & Keita, Francis & Sanankoua, Abd, 1996. "Trends in Real Food Prices in Six Sub-Saharan African Countries," Food Security International Development Working Papers 54695, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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    Keywords

    food security; food policy; Food Security and Poverty; Downloads July 2008-June 2009: 9; R11;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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