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

Porter, Gina, 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., Tadajewski, Mark and Shultz, Clifford, eds. SAGE library in marketing, 4 vols . SAGE Publications, London. 9781848607040.

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Shapiro, Stanley J. and Tadajewski, Mark and Shultz, Clifford
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 4818
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Depositing User: Mrs Susan Engelbert
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2010 09:35
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:18
ISBN: 9781848607040

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