|Neoliberal policy, rural livelihoods, and urban food security in West Africa: a comparative study of The Gambia, Cote d'Ivoire, and Mali.|
|PMID: 20339079 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE|
|This study examines the impact of two decades of neoliberal policy reform on food production and household livelihood security in three West African countries. The rice sectors in The Gambia, Côte d'Ivoire, and Mali are scrutinized as well as cotton and its relationship to sorghum production in Mali. Although market reforms were intended to improve food production, the net result was an increasing reliance on imported rice. The vulnerability of the urban populations in The Gambia and Côte d'Ivoire became especially clear during the 2007-2008 global food crisis when world prices for rice spiked. Urban Mali was spared the worst of this crisis because the country produces more of its own rice and the poorest consumers shifted from rice to sorghum, a grain whose production increased steeply as cotton production collapsed. The findings are based on household and market surveys as well as on an analysis of national level production data.|
|William G Moseley; Judith Carney; Laurence Becker|
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|Type: Comparative Study; Journal Article Date: 2010-03-25|
|Title: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Volume: 107 ISSN: 1091-6490 ISO Abbreviation: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. Publication Date: 2010 Mar|
|Created Date: 2010-04-01 Completed Date: 2010-04-28 Revised Date: 2014-04-25|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 7505876 Medline TA: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A Country: United States|
|Languages: eng Pagination: 5774-9 Citation Subset: IM|
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Conservation of Natural Resources
Cotton Fiber / economics
Crops, Agricultural / economics, growth & development
Food Supply / economics
Gossypium / growth & development
Nutrition Policy / economics*
Oryza sativa / economics, growth & development
Sorghum / growth & development
|Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Mar 30;107(13):5697-8
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