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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)

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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  • Tukufu Zuberi & Kevin J.A. Thomas, 2012. "Demographic Change, the IMPACT Model, and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa," UNDP Africa Policy Notes 2012-003, United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Africa.
  • Handle: RePEc:rac:wpaper:2012-003
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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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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth

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