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Food systems in developing countries are transforming, involving a rapid expansion ofsupermarkets. This supermarket revolution may affect dietary patterns and nutrition, butempirical evidence is scarce. The few existing studies have analyzed implications for food consumers and producers separately. We discuss a more integrated framework that helps to gain a broader understanding. Reviewing recent evidence from Kenya, we show that buying food in supermarkets instead of traditional outlets contributes to overnutrition among adults, whilereducing undernutrition among children. For farm households, supplying supermarkets causes improvements in dietary quality. The results underline that supermarkets influence nutrition in multiple ways and directions.

Keywords: supermarkets ; obesity ; malnutrition ; nutrition impacts ; developing countries ; Kenya

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Community/Rural/Urban Development

Consumer/Household Economics

Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety

Food Security and Poverty

International Development

Issue Date: 2014-08

Publication Type: Working or Discussion Paper

DOI and Other Identifiers: ISSN (2192-3248) (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/180976

Total Pages: 29

JEL Codes: D12; I15; O12; O15; Q12

Series Statement: GlobalFood Discussion Papers

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Record appears in: Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen > GlobalFood Discussion Papers





Autor: Qaim, Matin ; Andersson, Camilla I.M. ; Chege, Christine G.K. ; Kimenju, Simon Chege ; Klasen, Stephan ; Rischke, Ramona

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/180976?ln=en



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