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The Food Desert as a Concept and Policy Tool in African Cities: An Opportunity and a Risk

Authors
  • battersby, jane
Publication Date
Jan 16, 2019
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

and food security can be reduced to economic and physical accessibility. The paper concludes that although the food desert concept may be valuable for African researchers to provoke debates about systemic inequality, the food desert policy narrative should be rejected as it is ill-informed by the lived experiences of food insecurity in African cities and may promote policy interventions that erode rather than enhance the capacity of the food system to meet the food security needs of African urbanites.

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