Market institutions and urban food supply in West and Southern Africa.

Porter, Gina and Lyon, Fergus and Potts, Deborah (2009) Market institutions and urban food supply in West and Southern Africa. In: Macromarketing: a global focus: marketing systems, societal development, equity & poverty. Shapiro, Stanley J and Tadajewski, Mark and Shultz, Clifford, eds. SAGE library in marketing, 4 vols . SAGE Publications, London. ISBN 9781848607040

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Abstract

As the urban share of Africa's population increases, the importance of understanding how food supply is shaped by market institutions has grown. However, this topic has received little attention from policy makers and researchers despite the implications of market institutions and regulatory systems for livelihoods and poverty. This paper reviews the existing literature on market intermediaries, access to selling spaces, finance for traders and sources of information on prices and supplies. The gaps in research are identified and a set of key research issues in this crucial, yet under-researched, area are articulated.

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