UrbanFoodPlus Documentary

Trading food across African borders

West African countries depend on food imported from the global market and on intra-regional trade to supplement national food supplies such as food produced within city regions. However, barriers on the road and at borders make cross-border trade challenging and expensive.

Find out more about cross-border trade in West Africa, the formal and informal barriers, and why traders and transporters of food produced and consumed in the region are affected more by these barriers than others. This documentary summarises findings from a road trip on a truck from the port in Tema, Ghana, to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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DFG Research Unit FOR2432

Social-Ecological Systems in the Indian Rural-Urban Interface: Functions, Scales, and Dynamics of Transition

Start Phase II: 01.04.2019

Project start: 01.04.2016