Policies Determining Food and Nutrition Information Environment in Sudan
Issam A.W. Mohamed
Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics
May 25, 2011
Health Economics Journal, Vol. 3, No. 66, June 6, 2011
Government policy logically should shape the information environment in which consumers make food choices. Government’s most important information role may be in supporting the production of basic scientific knowledge about the relationships between diet and health. It also plays a role in education and in shaping the types of information available to consumers. Among the issues highlighted here are the importance of incentives in determining the types of products offered for sale, the key role of scientific uncertainty and the dynamic nature of the diet-health knowledge in shaping regulatory choices, and finally, the importance of recognizing consumer heterogeneity in assessing the success of regulatory rules and other government initiatives. The importance of these propositions emerge with the recent arguments on quality control and the diffusion of market-tents that gives more implications for chaotic food markets situations in the municipals.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 5
Keywords: Food Security, Distribution, Market Tents
JEL Classification: R3, R30, R31, R32Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 27, 2011 ; Last revised: September 17, 2012
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