Food wastage in cassava sector of Ghana : winners and losers
Sammanfattning: Reducing food wastage has been identified as a sustainable and necessary solution for food insecurity, poverty and hunger alleviation in this fast-growing world, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, food wastage abatement has sectorial trade-offs (winners and losers) and variations which need to be explored empirically to determine if this solution is worthwhile. Furthermore, despite the relevance of staples in SSA economies and their significant share in food loss, there are relatively few literature that analyses the economic impact of its reduction. Thus this study assesses and compares the economic impact of a cassava prevention policy, integrated wastage management policy and a combined policy on food security, rural-urban income distribution, economic growth, output expansion, net waste generation, trade-off between cooking and work income, food wastage footprint as well as employment in a cassava export driven Ghanaian economy using a mixed methods approach; namely food wastage fixed price multiplier model, value chain analysis and documentary analysis.
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