The Hidden Revolution in the Midstream of Africa’s Food Systems - Links to Food Safety and Nutri

December 3, 2017

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Thomas Reardon, and David Tschirley
The Hidden Revolution in the Midstream of Africa’s Food Systems - Links to Food Safety and Nutrition

Presented at the Sympoisum “Changing food systems and nutrition: do we have the concepts and data to understand, track, and anticipate the links?” held at the 3rd Annual Global Food Security Conference

Cape Town, South Africa
December 3, 2017

SOME FACTS

  • In Nigeria, animal protein accounts for 20% of food budget share, fruits and vegetables about 10% and nuts and oils about 15% (LSMS, 2015)
  • In Nigeria, the average fish consumption almost doubled in the past two decades from about 7.6 kg per capita between 1999–2001 (according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) to 14.2kg according to the 2015 LSMS-ISA data.
  • Between 2003 and 2015, the volume of feed used in Nigeria increased from 300 thousand to 1.8 million tons a year; a 600% increase (USDA, 2015)

Tags: agrifood system transformation, cross-country, diet, fsg presentations, fsp presentations, nutrition


Related Topic Areas

Cross-country


Authors

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie
517-432-5418
lliverp@msu.edu

Thomas Reardon

Thomas Reardon
517-355-4563
reardon@msu.edu

David L. Tschirley

David L. Tschirley
517 355 0134
tschirle@msu.edu

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Thomas Reardon, and David Tschirley


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