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dc.contributor.authorGross, Jeremie*
dc.contributor.authorGuirkinger, Catherine*
dc.contributor.authorPlatteau, Jean-Philippe*
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-23T14:41:00Z
dc.date.available2018-04-23T14:41:00Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/17651
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBurkina Fasoen
dc.subjectnutritionen
dc.subjectfood marketen
dc.subject.ddc334en
dc.subject.classificationjelI.I3.I32en
dc.subject.classificationjelI.I3.I31en
dc.subject.classificationjelI.I1.I12en
dc.titleBuy As You Need: Nutrition and Food Storage Imperfectionsen
dc.typeDocument de travail / Working paper
dc.description.abstractenIn this paper, we investigate how the activation of local food markets impacts the nutritional status of both children and adults, in a context characterized by large seasonal fluctuations in the price and availability of food grain. Taking advantage of the random scaling-up of a program of Food Security Granaries (FSGs) in Burkina Faso, we make three contributions. First, especially in remote areas where local markets are thin, food market activation considerably dampens nutritional stress. The effect is strongest among children, and young children in particular, for whom deficient nutrition has devastating long-term consequences. Second, and surprisingly, this beneficial effect is obtained despite the fact that total food consumption does not increase as a result of the external intervention. Third, it is a change in the timing of food purchase, translated into a change in the timing of consumption, that drives the nutritional improvement. A simple two-period model shows that an increase in consumption needs not take place when the price of food grain declines during the lean season if storage losses are taken into account. More than from the waste of the food grain stored, storage costs mainly arise from a self-control problem: food grain purchased anticipatorily results in immediate consumption and body mass accumulation, which is less efficient than nutrition-smoothing consumption flows.en
dc.identifier.citationpages53en
dc.relation.ispartofseriestitleNOPOOR Working Paper
dc.relation.ispartofseriesnumber53
dc.subject.ddclabelEconomie socialeen
dc.identifier.citationdate2017-02
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dc.description.audienceInternationalen
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