Urbanization as a driver of changing food demand.

Evidence from rural-urban migration in Tanzania

Lara Cockx, Liesbeth Colen, Joachim De Weerdt, Sergio Gomez Y Paloma

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

Ensuring food and nutrition security in Africa in a context of uncertain agricultural growth and a rapidly growing population remains an enormous challenge. While much of the attention has been focused on supply-side issues, the need for improved understanding of the demand side has been largely ignored. Factors as income, urbanization, education and female labour participation have important implications on food and nutrition security outcomes, through their role in shaping the patterns of food demand. Most research on food demand has investigated the role of income growth on the amount and composition of food consumption. Also the role of education and nutrition knowledge on food diets has received considerable attention. Yet, while it is widely acknowledged that the rapid urbanization of Sub-Saharan Africa is playing an important role in observed changes in food demand, our understanding of the impact of urbanization is very limited.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLuxemburg
PublisherPublications Office of the European Union
ISBN (Electronic) 978-92-79-73182-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameJRC Technical Reports
PublisherPublications Office of the European Union
VolumeJRC107918

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Tanzania
Nutrition
Rural-urban migration
Food
Urbanization
Food demand
Education
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Food consumption
Factors
Income growth
Supply side
Labor
Participation
Income
Agricultural growth
Diet

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Cockx, L., Colen, L., De Weerdt, J., & Gomez Y Paloma, S. (2019). Urbanization as a driver of changing food demand. Evidence from rural-urban migration in Tanzania. (JRC Technical Reports; Vol. JRC107918). Luxemburg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Urbanization as a driver of changing food demand. Evidence from rural-urban migration in Tanzania. / Cockx, Lara; Colen, Liesbeth; De Weerdt, Joachim; Gomez Y Paloma, Sergio.

Luxemburg : Publications Office of the European Union, 2019. (JRC Technical Reports; Vol. JRC107918).

Research output: Working paper

Cockx, L, Colen, L, De Weerdt, J & Gomez Y Paloma, S 2019 'Urbanization as a driver of changing food demand. Evidence from rural-urban migration in Tanzania' JRC Technical Reports, vol. JRC107918, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxemburg.
Cockx L, Colen L, De Weerdt J, Gomez Y Paloma S. Urbanization as a driver of changing food demand. Evidence from rural-urban migration in Tanzania. Luxemburg: Publications Office of the European Union. 2019. (JRC Technical Reports).
Cockx, Lara ; Colen, Liesbeth ; De Weerdt, Joachim ; Gomez Y Paloma, Sergio. / Urbanization as a driver of changing food demand. Evidence from rural-urban migration in Tanzania. Luxemburg : Publications Office of the European Union, 2019. (JRC Technical Reports).
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