Food Supply and Distribution to Accra and Its Metropolis. AMA-FAO Workshop - Proceedings, Accra, Ghana, 13th - 16th April 1998













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AMA-FAO Workshop
Accra, Ghana, 13th - 16th April 1998


organised by
the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA)

under the auspices of
the FAO Regional Office for Africa

and of the
Marketing and Rural Finance Service
Agricultural Support Systems Division
FAO

Food into Cities Collection - AC/14-98E

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Front cover picture: Distribution of market sites in the AMA Sub-Districts.

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ACRONYMS

THE AUTHORS

INTRODUCTION

SECTION A: FOOD SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS OF ACCRA AND ITS METROPOLIS

A.1 The City of Accra and its Metropolis
A.2 Food Supply and Distribution Systems to Accra and its Metropolis
A.3 Sources of Food Supplies to Accra and its Metropolis
A.4 Marketing Channels
A.5 Food Traders
A.6 Urban market infrastructure

SECTION B: SUMMARY OF WORKSHOP CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

B.1 Making food storage, processing and marketing channels more efficient and dynamic
B.2 Adapting urban market infrastructure and facilities to meet the food needs of the year 2020
B.3 Improving market planning, management, rules and regulations
B.4 Improving market information and promoting grading and standards
B.5 Role, constraints and performance of women food traders and youth employment in food marketing

SECTION C: WORK GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS

C.1 Improving the efficiency and dynamism of marketing channels, storage and processing
C.2 Adapting market infrastructure to meet the food needs of the year 2020
C.3 Improving market planning, management, rules and regulations to meet the food needs of the year 2020
C.4 Improving market information and promoting grading and standardisation
C.5 Role, constraints and performance of women food traders and youth employment in food marketing

ANNEXES

Annex 1: Food Supply and Distribution to Accra and its Metropolis - AMA-FAO - Workshop Agenda
Annex 2: Bibliography
Annex 3: Workshop participants

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