Diet transformation in South Eastern Africa

Diets are transforming in 3 important ways. This means a change in the entire agrifood system. See D. Tschirley's presentation at ILSI.

By David Tschirley

In a presentation at ILSI 2017 Annual Meeting, David Tschirley explains how diets are transforming in SEA:

1- food is far more purchased
2- food is becoming more perishable (meat, fruit, “new” veggies) —non cereals non pulses
3- food processed outside household represents 50 to 65%. Purchased food represents 70-80%.
Food takeaway from home exceeds 15% of food expenditure in some countries.

Photo: Market vendors serving traditional prepared food away from home

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