Zero Hunger

2020 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökçin Özuyar, Tony Wall

Trade Liberalization and Food Balance Sheet in Africa

  • Richmond Silvanus BayeEmail author
  • Justice Issah Musah-SuruguEmail author
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According to the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, a food secure person is an individual that at all times have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets his/her food preference and dietary needs for an active and healthy life. This implies overcoming the challenges of climate change, distributional inefficiencies, growing population demand, unstable international prices, unstable socioeconomic infrastructures, and rising food prices remains vital toward a food secure world.

Trade liberalization is any policy direction that is geared toward the removal of restrictions on the movement of goods, services, and people with the aim of expanding markets, improving labor market outcomes, and improving competitiveness.


The drive to boost global food security with the aim of reducing hunger and malnutrition has achieved significant...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Public Administration and Health Services ManagementUniversity of Ghana Business SchoolAccraGhana

Section editors and affiliations

  • Paschal Arsein Mugabe
    • 1
  1. 1.University Bureau of ConsultancyUniversity of Dar es salaamDar es salaamTanzania