Food Security Implications of Staple Food Substitution in Sahelian West Africa

Low-income households in Sahelian West Africa face multiple shocks that risk compressing their already-low food consumption levels. This paper develops a multi-market simulation model to evaluate the impact of common production and world-price shocks on food consumption of vulnerable groups in Sahelian West Africa. Empirical analysis confirms that poor households bear the brunt of ensuing consumption risks, particularly in closed markets, where trade barriers restrict imports, and the poor find themselves in a bidding war with richer consumers for limited food supplies.


Issue Date:
2016-11
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/249695
Total Pages:
40
Series Statement:
Strengthening Regional Agricultural Integration in West Africa: Phase II
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