Food Consumption Pattern - Rural and Urban Kenya

Shah, M.M. & Frohberg, H. (1980). Food Consumption Pattern - Rural and Urban Kenya. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-80-013

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This paper presents a detailed analysis of the food consumption pattern of various income groups in rural and urban Kenya. Specific food consumption surveys covering a major proportion of the population in Kenya have not been carried out. However, a wealth of information on food consumption has been collected in the 1974/75 Integrated Rural Survey and the 1977 Urban Food Purchasing Survey. This survey data together with other information in Kenya has been used to obtain the food consumption baskets for various income groups in rural and urban Kenya. The study is particularly useful in identifying the groups of the rural and urban population whose food intake levels are inadequate. The paper contains a large amount of data that is useful for the identification of target groups in the context of production, distribution and pricing and consumption policies to be investigated within the context of a Food and Agricultural planning model of Kenya.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Food and Agriculture (FAG)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:48
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:10

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