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Ph.D in Economics, Option Agricultural Economics

Ngueuleweu Tiwang, Gildas (2020): Ph.D in Economics, Option Agricultural Economics.

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Abstract

This study investigates the contribution of food system to food security and nutrition through the performance of supply chain of the food system. Supply chain performance metrics are developed from food elasticities (Hull, 2005), which are derived from food system estimates and regression technique highlights their relationships with food security. Data used are from two sources: producers and consumers price indices as well as quantities of foods produced, consumed, and imported are all from the FAOstat, while statistics on gross domestic products, expenditures for consumption, nutrition and food security indicators are from the WDI database. The study covers a total of 31 African countries. Expected results are threefold: First, an address of supply-demand gap for each country. Second, using performance metrics, the study shows the capacity of each country to react to different food shocks. Thirdly, the study investigates the effects of performance of supply chain of food system on food security and nutrition using velocity parallelism approach.

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