Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/103992
Authors: 
Qaim, Matin
Andersson, Camilla I. M.
Chege, Christine G. K.
Kimenju, Simon C.
Klasen, Stephan
Rischke, Ramona
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
GlobalFood Discussion Papers 40
Abstract: 
Food systems in developing countries are transforming, involving a rapid expansion of supermarkets. This supermarket revolution may affect dietary patterns and nutrition, but empirical 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, while reducing 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.
Subjects: 
supermarkets
obesity
malnutrition
nutrition impacts
developing countries
Kenya
JEL: 
D12
I15
O12
O15
Q12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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