Informing Food Security and Nutrition Strategies in Sub-Saharan African Countries: An Overview and Empirical Analysis

Yazeed Abdul Mumin and Awudu Abdulai
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy
Resource type:
Peer review

This article presents a systematic review of the literature on policy options to improve food security and nutrition in developing countries, and an empirical analysis of the impact of smallholder market participation on food security and nutrition in Ghana. The review focuses on the impacts of policy strategies such as structural changes in relative prices, agricultural infrastructure, economic incentives, and agricultural technologies. To account for threats of selection bias and omit-ted variable problem, the empirical analysis uses an ordered probit selection model to jointly estimate households’ market orientation decisions and food and nutrients consumption. The empirical results show that transitioning from one market orientation to another significantly increase households’ food and nutrients consumption.

Photo by Richard Badejo via Pexels 

This resource has been peer reviewed