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