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Record number 494067
Title The Impacts of Reducing Food Loss in Ghana : A scenario study using the global economic simulation model MAGNET
Author(s) Rutten, M.M.; Verma, M.
Source Wageningen : Wageningen UR (Report / LEI Wageningen UR 2014-035) - 42
Department(s) International Policy
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) verliezen - voedselverspilling - voedselproductie - voedselprijzen - ghana - economische impact - voedselzekerheid - losses - food wastage - food production - food prices - ghana - economic impact - food security
Categories Food Policy
Abstract When Ghana reduces food loss by 50% by the year 2025, at all stages of supply chains for the paddy, fruits vegetables and nuts, maize, fish and oilseeds, the impacts for producers vary across sectors; consumers gain from food price reduction, but if they are wage labourers, they might lose income. A more efficient food production system in Ghana will also result in an additional 0.8% increase in its Gross Domestic Product in 2025; a welfare increase equivalent of USD 19 per capita and a slightly higher (29 Kcal per capita) calorie intake. The study was done for the Ministry of Economic Affairs as part of its BO research programme on food waste. The aim of the research was to investigate the medium- to long-term macroeconomic impacts of tackling food losses, with Ghana serving as an informative case.
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