Food Consumption in Uganda: Regional Distribution Effects

Gilbert Joshua Werema

Abstract


Rising incomes have lowered poverty rates and influenced food consumption patterns in Uganda.  Additionally to incomes and prices and household demographics, changes in lifestyles, such as urbanization, home-production and other factors, shape consumption by location. Our study evaluates the consumption of 14 food groups, focusing on staple foods and using the LA/AIDS framework. We found that urban families consume more matooke sugar, other cereals, oils, fruits and vegetables, fish, dairy products, other foods, and pulses than their counterparts in the rural areas. Households located in border districts more likely purchase maize, matooke, and meat than those in non-border areas.  


Keywords


Consumer economics, food distribution, macroeconomics, marketing, public economics.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/ijbsr.v5i7.805

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