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Record number 554018
Title Transition support system approach for urban food security in the future : The case of Ghana
Author(s) Dijkshoorn-Dekker, Marijke; Linderhof, Vincent; Pinto, Vasco; Hennen, Wil; Oudendag, Diti; Kuiper, Marijke; Shutes, Lindsay
Source Wageningen : Wageningen Economic Research (Report / Wageningen Economic Research 2019-057a) - ISBN 9789463439602 - 43
Department(s) Green Economy and Landuse
WASS
Innovation- and Risk Management and Information Governance
International Policy
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2019
Abstract The population of the world is becoming increasingly urbanised due to a combination of natural population growth and rural–urban migration. This will pose major challenges to feed the future population and meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Meeting these complex challenges requires an integrated approach. The transition support system (TSS) approach integrates decision support tools and stakeholder analyses for these complex issues. This study has focused attention on the application of decision support tools of the TSS approach that visualises the urgency of future food security as a proof of concept. To this end, the future food security of the city of Accra, the capital of Ghana, has been taken as a case study. The use of Global-Detector and its maps illustrated a quick way to downscale data and projections from MAGNET (Modular Applied GeNeral Equilibrium Tool) and perform spatial analyses without the burden of acquiring additional data. Downscaling of macroeconomic results of future projections provides insights into future urban food security. Giventhese insights, stakeholders might urge policy or interventions. The results of the exercise are largely determined by the availability of data and maps; in particular, the more detailed information is available, the more accurate the results of our exercise will be.
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