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dc.contributor.authorAnim-Somuah, Henry
dc.contributor.authorHenson, Spencer
dc.contributor.authorHumphrey, John
dc.contributor.authorRobsinson, Ewan
dc.identifier.citationAnim-Somuah, H., Henson, S., Humphrey, J. and Robinson, E. 'Policy Guidelines: Enhancing Markets for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Ghana', IDS Evidence Report 28, Brighton: IDSen_GB
dc.description.abstractThis report analyses policy options for promoting nutrient-dense foods to reduce undernutrition in Ghana. Markets have great potential for providing nutrient-dense foods, but they are commonly inhibited by a number of market failures. Imperfect information, bounded rationality, uncertainty and opportunistic behaviour lead businesses to underinvest in nutritious foods. Policy interventions can help overcome these problems. To develop solutions, it is important to identify four conditions under which agri-food value chains successfully contribute to better nutrition: value chains must make food that is adequately nutritious, available to those that need it, affordable to the poor and acceptable to consumer tastes. There are a number of nutrient-dense products on the market in Ghana, but they are generally not accessible to the poor. To overcome the problem, four challenges must be met: (1) improve food safety by securing supplies that are free of aflatoxin contamination; (2) raise consumer awareness about nutrition and food safety; (3) create mechanisms to verify the nutritional quality of products and signal this quality to consumers and (4) reduce costs so that nutrient-dense foods are available and affordable to the populations that need them.en_GB
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studies (IDS)en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEvidence Report;28
dc.subjectReducing Hunger and Undernutritionen_GB
dc.titlePolicy Guidelines: Enhancing Markets for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Ghanaen_GB
dc.typeIDS Evidence Reporten_GB
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studies (IDS)en_GB

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