Diet transformation in South Eastern Africa

By David Tschirley

Prepared food on the street

In a presentation at ILSI 2017 Annual Meeting, David Tschirley explains how diets are transforming in SEA:
1- food is far more purchased
2- food is becoming more perishable (meat, fruit, “new” veggies) —non cereals non pulses
3- food processed outside household represents 50 to 65%. Purchased food represents 70-80%.
Food takeaway from home exceeds 15% of food expenditure in some countries.