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dc.contributor.authorAkparibo, Robert
dc.contributor.authorAryeetey, Richmond Nii Okai
dc.contributor.authorAsamane, Evans Atiah
dc.contributor.authorOse-Kwasi, Hibbah Arabah
dc.contributor.authorIoannou, Elysa
dc.contributor.authorSolar, Giselle Infield
dc.contributor.authorCormie, Vicki
dc.contributor.authorPereko, Kingsley Kwadwo Asare
dc.contributor.authorAmagloh, Francis Kweku
dc.contributor.authorCaton, Samantha J
dc.contributor.authorCecil, Joanne Elizabeth
dc.identifier.citationAkparibo , R , Aryeetey , R N O , Asamane , E A , Ose-Kwasi , H A , Ioannou , E , Solar , G I , Cormie , V , Pereko , K K A , Amagloh , F K , Caton , S J & Cecil , J E 2021 , ' Food security in Ghanaian Urban Cities : a scoping review of the literature ' , Nutrients , vol. 13 , no. 10 , 3615 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 275615312
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 124e5e93-87d0-4dbc-99c8-ed4ed933f1bd
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-4779-6037/work/101581428
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85116971153
dc.descriptionFunding: This research was funded by the University of Sheffield Global Challenges Research Fund (QR-GCRF).en
dc.description.abstractUrbanisation in Ghana could be negatively impacting the state of food security, especially in economically vulnerable groups. Food supply, safety, and quality are all aspects of food security which could be impacted. We conducted a scoping literature review to understand the nature and magnitude of evidence available on the urban food security situation in Ghana. Literature search was conducted in Medline, CINAHL, Embase, Global Health, Scopus, Web of Science, Africa Wide Information and Google Scholar to identify relevant peer-reviewed and grey literature. 45 studies, mainly cross-sectional surveys/food samples analysis, met the inclusion criteria. The majority of studies were concentrated in the Greater Accra Region (n=23). Most studies focused on food safety and quality [n=31]. Studies on supply and stability were, however, scarce. Qualitative research methods were uncommon in the included studies. The existing literature on food security are concentrated in two regions: the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions. Future studies exploring food security in urban Ghana should focus on exploring the lived experiences and perceptions of food insecurity and food stability by urban-dwellers using qualitative methods. The evidence suggesting that the safety/quality of foods sold in Ghanaian markets is poor should be a concern to consumers and policy makers.
dc.rightsCopyright: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://
dc.subjectFood qualityen
dc.subjectFood accessen
dc.subjectFood utilizationen
dc.subjectFood securityen
dc.subjectUrban Ghanaen
dc.subjectScoping reviewen
dc.subjectUrban and peri-urban agricultureen
dc.subjectHV Social pathology. Social and public welfareen
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
dc.subjectS Agricultureen
dc.titleFood security in Ghanaian Urban Cities : a scoping review of the literatureen
dc.typeJournal itemen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Population and Behavioural Science Divisionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Health Psychologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Libraries and Museumsen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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