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Food Security in Ghanaian Urban Cities: A Scoping Review of the Literature

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School of Health and Related Research, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
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School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
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Institute of Applied Health, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
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Geography Department, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
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Sports and Physical Activity Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S1 1WB, UK
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School of Medicine, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
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University Library, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AJ, UK
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School of Medicine, University Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
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Food Science and Technology Department, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
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School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AJ, UK
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Nutrients 2021, 13(10), 3615; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103615
Received: 26 August 2021 / Revised: 27 September 2021 / Accepted: 4 October 2021 / Published: 15 October 2021
Urbanisation 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. A 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 = 24). 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. View Full-Text
Keywords: food quality; food access; food utilization; food security; urban Ghana; scoping review; urbanization; urban and peri-urban agriculture food quality; food access; food utilization; food security; urban Ghana; scoping review; urbanization; urban and peri-urban agriculture
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Akparibo, R.; Aryeetey, R.N.O.; Asamane, E.A.; Osei-Kwasi, H.A.; Ioannou, E.; Infield Solar, G.; Cormie, V.; Pereko, K.K.; Amagloh, F.K.; Caton, S.J.; Cecil, J.E. Food Security in Ghanaian Urban Cities: A Scoping Review of the Literature. Nutrients 2021, 13, 3615. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103615

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Akparibo R, Aryeetey RNO, Asamane EA, Osei-Kwasi HA, Ioannou E, Infield Solar G, Cormie V, Pereko KK, Amagloh FK, Caton SJ, Cecil JE. Food Security in Ghanaian Urban Cities: A Scoping Review of the Literature. Nutrients. 2021; 13(10):3615. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103615

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Akparibo, Robert, Richmond N.O. Aryeetey, Evans A. Asamane, Hibbah A. Osei-Kwasi, Elysa Ioannou, Gisele Infield Solar, Vicki Cormie, Kingsley K. Pereko, Francis K. Amagloh, Samantha J. Caton, and Joanne E. Cecil. 2021. "Food Security in Ghanaian Urban Cities: A Scoping Review of the Literature" Nutrients 13, no. 10: 3615. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103615

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