Assessing the food security outcomes of industrial crop expansion in smallholder settings: insights from cotton production in Northern Ghana and sugarcane production in Central Ethiopia

Lam, Rodolfo Dam, Boafo, Yaw Agyeman, Defega, Silesha, Gasparatos, Alexandros and Saito, Osamu, (2017). Assessing the food security outcomes of industrial crop expansion in smallholder settings: insights from cotton production in Northern Ghana and sugarcane production in Central Ethiopia. Sustainability Science, 1-17

Document type:
Article

Metadata
Documents
Links
Versions
Statistics
  • Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UNU Collections credentials)
    Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
    Rodo.pdf Rodo.pdf application/pdf 1.39MB
  • Sub-type Journal article
    Author Lam, Rodolfo Dam
    Boafo, Yaw Agyeman
    Defega, Silesha
    Gasparatos, Alexandros
    Saito, Osamu
    Title Assessing the food security outcomes of industrial crop expansion in smallholder settings: insights from cotton production in Northern Ghana and sugarcane production in Central Ethiopia
    Appearing in Sustainability Science
    Publication Date 2017-06-28
    Place of Publication Online
    Publisher Springer Japan KK
    Start page 1
    End page 17
    Language eng
    Abstract The current industrial crop (IC) expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) may have important ramifications for food security. This study proposes a rapid appraisal method that can capture the food security outcomes of IC expansion in smallholder settings in SSA. A key element of this approach is a common unit of household caloric intake that captures food security across its four pillars (availability, access, utilization, stability). This approach also considers the role of women in household food security. The proposed approach is tested in two radically different smallholder IC settings: cotton production in Northern Ghana and sugarcane production in Central Ethiopia.
    UNBIS Thesaurus GENDER
    Keyword Caloric intake
    Cotton
    Sugarcane
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1007/s11625-017-0449-x
  • Versions
    Version Filter Type
  • Citation counts
    Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
    Access Statistics: 531 Abstract Views, 87 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
    Created: Thu, 29 Jun 2017, 17:32:11 JST by PEGUES, Susan Scott on behalf of UNU IAS