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Title:The Effect of Economic Development on Metropolitan Food Marketing: A Case Study of Food Retail Trade in Accra
Authors:Reusse, Eberhard
Lawson, Rowena M.
Periodical:East African Journal of Rural Development
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:retail trade
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Abstract:Describes the structure of retail trade in local and imported foodstuffs in a growing capital city in West Africa (Accra) and discusses the ways in which new channels of trade have developed to meet the demands of a rapidly increasing population. Considered is how far this trade agrees. with the models described by V.W. Ruttan (Agricultural Product and Factor Markets in South-East Asia 1967) and R.D. Stevens (Elasticity of Food Consumption associated with Changes in Income in Developing Countries, 1965). Sections: Introduction - Development of the economy of Ghana - Survey procedure - Food consumption in Ghana - The role and status of various retailing services - Summary and discussion. Ref., tables.