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Title:Substitution between Domestic and Imported Food in Urban Consumption in Burkina Faso
Authors:Savadogo, KimseyingaISNI
Kazianga, HarounanISNI
Periodical:Food Policy
Geographic term:Burkina Faso
urban households
urban areas
Urbanization and Migration
Economics and Trade
External link:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0306-9192(99)00057-3
Abstract:This article compares patterns in household consumption of food and nonfood products after the 1994 CFA franc devaluation with those before, using data from 1993 and 1997. The data were collected in three cities of Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso, and Ouahigouya. The major finding is that a shift has occurred in urban household food consumption following the dramatic change in the prices of imported rice and wheat relative to domestically produced coarse grains (millet, sorghum, maize). Urban households are found to consume more of the domestically produced coarse grains than the imported rice and wheat. This finding is particularly true for low income households. The dramatic change in real incomes appears to be the major impetus for the shift away from the non-traditional and toward the traditional cereals. Increasing the convenience of processing and preparing the traditional cereals would help to secure the competitive gains of these cereals following the devaluation, and make these changes sustainable. Bibliogr., notes.