Street Foods: Urban Food and Employment in Developing Countries / Edition 1 by Irene Tinker | 9780195117110 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Street Foods: Urban Food and Employment in Developing Countries / Edition 1

Street Foods: Urban Food and Employment in Developing Countries / Edition 1

by Irene Tinker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195117115

ISBN-13: 9780195117110

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"Street foods," the term coined by Irene Tinker for the Equity Policy Center (EPOC) action research project, today defines the study of all the meals and snacks and sweets sold on the street for immediate consumption. As many as 10% of men and women are employed in this industry, and up to 20% of a household food expenditure goes toward these foods.

The culmination

Overview

"Street foods," the term coined by Irene Tinker for the Equity Policy Center (EPOC) action research project, today defines the study of all the meals and snacks and sweets sold on the street for immediate consumption. As many as 10% of men and women are employed in this industry, and up to 20% of a household food expenditure goes toward these foods.

The culmination of fifteen years of research in provincial cities in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Nigeria, and Senegal, Street Foods provides the first empirical study of who makes, sells, and eats food on the streets. The project detailed in this book was and will be a means to affect change on both micro and macro levels: the findings were utilized to improve the income of the vendors themselves and the safety of the food they sold, and to influence public policy to recognize the value of this informal sector activity instead of trying to restrict the trade. The accumulated power of the Street Food Project findings brings new insights to the nature of microenterprises, the interventions that really help improve income and food safety, and the gender aspects of the street food trade. Challenging conventional wisdom about the informal sector and assumptions in development theory about women, Street Foods will reframe the major debates shaping research and aid policies for poor, small-scale entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195117110
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Organization of the Book5
Policy Origins of the EPOC Project6
Designing the Study9
Refining the Design14
Part ICities and Their Street Foods19
1Bogor, Indonesia23
Local Context23
Street Foods in Bogor26
The IPB Streetfood Project35
Impact of the Two Studies40
2Iloilo, Philippines43
Local Context43
The Survey46
Survival of Street Food Enterprises55
Street Food Policies in Manila56
3Chonburi, Thailand61
Local Context61
The Street Project with CUSRI63
Distinctly Thai Aspects69
4Manikganj, Bangladesh75
Local Context75
Street Foods in a Poor Country80
Interventions89
5Minia, Egypt93
Local Context93
Street Foods in Minia95
The Street Foods Vendors Organization102
A Model for Street Vendors110
6Ziguinchor, Senegal113
Local Context113
The Survey116
National Policy and Local Vendors121
7Ile-Ife, Nigeria125
Local Context125
Street Foods in Ife128
Government versus the Street Vendors134
Helping Street Food Vendors in Ife, Ibadan, and Lagos137
Part IIThe Street Food Project: Influencing Development Theory and Practice147
8Vendors and the Economics of Their Enterprises149
Size and Seasonality of the Trade149
Involvement of Women and Family152
Basic Data on Vendors155
Running a Street Food Enterprise162
Economics of the Street Food Trade166
Street Food Vending as a Microenterprise176
9Foods on the Street and the People Who Eat Them177
Varieties and Attributes of Foods Sold on the Street178
Demand for Street Foods183
But Is It Nutritious?187
Is It Safe?189
Policy Shifts194
10Implications for Research, Planning, and Policy196
Improving Microenterprises198
Macro-Discourses and Policy203
Influencing Theory and Practice210
Afterword: Putting It All Together212
The Future of the Street Food Trade215
Bon Appetit216
Notes217
Glossary229
Bibliography231
Index of Recipes245
General Index246

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >