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Agyepong, Victoria, 2015. Food wastage in cassava sector of Ghana : winners and losers. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics

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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.

Main title:Food wastage in cassava sector of Ghana
Subtitle:winners and losers
Authors:Agyepong, Victoria
Supervisor:Surry, Yves Rene
Examiner:Hess, Sebastian
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:985
Year of Publication:2015
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM002 Agricultural Economics and Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:cassava, Ghana, general, equilibrium, food, loss, post-harvest, value-chain, wastage, waste
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-4929
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-4929
Subjects:Economics and management
Language:English
Deposited On:23 Oct 2015 14:34
Metadata Last Modified:23 Oct 2015 14:34

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