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Sustainable Food Security in West Africa

  • W. K. Asenso-Okyere
  • George Benneh
  • Wouter Tims

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. K. Asenso-Okyere, G. Benneh, W. Tims
      Pages 2-13
  3. Poverty and Household Food Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. W. K. Asenso-Okyere, N. N. N. Nsowah-Nuamah, Peter Albersen
      Pages 36-54
    3. A. Wayo Seini, V. K. Nyanteng, G. J. M. van den Boom
      Pages 55-78
  4. Farmers’ Strategies for Food Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Kaboré P. D., Kaboré T. S., Maatman A., Ouédraogo A., Ruijs A. A., Sawadogo H. et al.
      Pages 80-128
  5. Health, Nutrition and Food Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 186-186
    2. W. K. Asenso-Okyere, F. A. Asante, M. Nubé
      Pages 187-206
    3. G. J. M. van den Boom, M. Nubé, W. K. Asenso-Okyere
      Pages 207-232
  6. Trade and Food Security

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 293-307

About this book


Food security is defined as the ability of countries, regions, or households to meet their required levels of food consumption at all times. Food security is an important component of human welfare, and it can act as an indicator of a region's development.
This book addresses the roles of trade, policy development, and economic cooperation in creating sustainable food security in the West African region. The largely micro-level analysis is conducted on empirical data from the household where decisions on production and consumption take place. Food security is discussed in terms of its component parts, namely: availability of food (production and trade), its accessibility (incomes and poverty status), and its utilisation (health and nutrition).


agriculture development marketing nutrition production transport

Editors and affiliations

  • W. K. Asenso-Okyere
    • 1
  • George Benneh
    • 1
  • Wouter Tims
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GhanaGhana
  2. 2.Center for World Food StudiesFree University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sustainable Food Security in West Africa
  • Editors W.K. Asenso-Okyere
    E.Y. Benneh
    W. Tims
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-9919-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7797-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-6105-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 307
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agricultural Economics
    Economic Growth
    Economic Policy
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