Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-135) 34 pp

February 2015

Measuring Access to Food in Tanzania: A Food Basket Approach

Household access to food over time in Tanzania is measured by comparing the cost of representative food baskets to household income. Consumption patterns show considerable diversity across the country. Combining food basket cost data and income data suggests that households in the bottom two income quintiles have significant difficulties with access to food.

Keywords: household access to food, Tanzania, maize, cassava, National Panel Survey, food consumption, food security, dietary diversity

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