The Resource Global Change in African Fish Trade: Engine of Development or Threat to Local Food Security?, Christophe Béné, (electronic resource)

Global Change in African Fish Trade: Engine of Development or Threat to Local Food Security?, Christophe Béné, (electronic resource)

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Global Change in African Fish Trade: Engine of Development or Threat to Local Food Security?
Title
Global Change in African Fish Trade: Engine of Development or Threat to Local Food Security?
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Christophe Béné
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today fish is the most traded food commodity in the World. This situation is not without generating potential issues. On the one hand, fish trade is said to support economic growth processes in developing countries by providing an important source of cash revenue. On the other hand, fish trade is also said to lead to a decline in food security and a decrease in the availability of fish for the local population. In this paper we explore more thoroughly those two opposite views in the specific case of sub-Sahara Africa. For this we consider a range of eight national development indicators that encapsulate both economic and well-being of sub-Sahara countries over the last decade and correlate them against four indicators reflecting the country-specific importance of fish trade, industrial and small-scale fisheries in the economy of Sub-Sahara Africa. Our statistical analysis shows that when sub-Sahara countries' data are considered at the macro-economic level the fear that fish trade may affect negatively fish food security is not substantiated by any statistical evidences. At the same time the analysis also shows no evidence to support the claim that international fish trade contributes effectively to national economic development and/or wellbeing. The last section of the paper discusses the various possible reasons for this apparent lack of correlation and highlights the respective flaws underlying the two opposite discourse about the role of fish trade in national development and food security. fish trade poverty reduction Sub-Sahara Africa trickle down
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FR-PaOEC
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Béné, Christophe
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international or intergovernmental publication
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Papers,
Series volume
no.10
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Agriculture and Food
Label
Global Change in African Fish Trade: Engine of Development or Threat to Local Food Security?, Christophe Béné, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
762084397
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm
Extent
1 online resource 20 pages
File format
one file format
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online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1787/230215206300
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)762084397
Label
Global Change in African Fish Trade: Engine of Development or Threat to Local Food Security?, Christophe Béné, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
762084397
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm
Extent
1 online resource 20 pages
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1787/230215206300
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)762084397

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