Self-produced food amounts to less than half of the total food that people consume, and the provision of food is therefore largely reliant on market supply, in urban and rural areas alike; domestic food market are considerably more important than export markets for agriculture production; urban and rural markets have become roughly equivalent in economic importance, thereby both play a decisive role in local agriculture; grains and cereals make up less than half of people’s average food consumption—these are the key takeaways of urban surveys on household consumption in West Africa, Cameroon and Chad between 2001 and 2011.
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