A case study on the food retail environment of Accra, Ghana

dc.contributor.advisor Francis Owusu
dc.contributor.author Oltmans, Shelley
dc.contributor.department Community and Regional Planning
dc.date 2018-07-21T12:00:51.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:51:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:51:05Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2013
dc.date.embargo 2015-07-30
dc.date.issued 2013-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The increased presence of modern/Western style food retail outlets is changing the food retail environment in many developing countries. This phenomenon, known as "supermarketization," is just recently taking off in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through a case study methodology, this research uses direct observation, retailer interviews, mapping, a food retail assessment and household surveys, first to describe the food retail environment of consumers in the neighborhood of Ashongman Estates, located in Accra, Ghana. Second, the study evaluates consumer access to food and consumer behavior related to retail outlets and food types. Results demonstrate that, although supermarkets have entered the food retail environment, traditional retailers continue to be the main and preferred food retail outlets for consumers. The results also show that there is a high level of access to a wide variety and good quality of foods throughout the built environment. This research offers recommendations to maintain this good access to food and improve the traditional food retail environment.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 4641
dc.identifier.contextkey 5050475
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dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/13634
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/27821
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines African Languages and Societies
dc.subject.disciplines Urban Studies and Planning
dc.subject.keywords Food retail environment
dc.subject.keywords Food system planning
dc.subject.keywords Ghana
dc.subject.keywords Sub Saharan Africa
dc.subject.keywords Supermarketization
dc.title A case study on the food retail environment of Accra, Ghana
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.discipline Sustainable Agriculture
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Community and Regional Planning
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