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Title: Constraints to growth of micro and small-scale enterprises in Ghana: A case of street food enterprises
Authors: Osei-Mensah, James
Ohene-Yankyera, Kwasi
Aidoo, Robert
Keywords: Constraints,
growth,
micro and small-scale enterprises (MSEs),
street food enterprises,
Ghana
Issue Date: 31-Oct-2016
Publisher: Academic Journals
Citation: Academic Journals, J. Dev. Agric. Econ
Abstract: Street food vending and street foods1 play important roles in the economic development and the lives of most people (especially urban dwellers) in Ghana and other developing countries. Firstly, street foods serve as an important source of affordable and relatively nutritious meal (Otoo et al., 2011; Tomlins et al., 2002). Osei Mensah et al. (2013) in a study on street food consumption in the Kumasi metropolis of Ghana found that it is not limited to low income earners. Street foods also serve as a major source of income and livelihood for a large share of urban dwellers, especially women (Otoo et al., 2011; Narumol, 2006; Jimu, 2004; Tomlins et al.,2002). Tomlins et al. (2002), in a study in Accra-Ghana found street food sector to employ over 60, 000 people and has an estimated annual turnover of over US$ 100 million resulting in profit of about US$ 24 million. Thirdly, the sector also promotes local agribusiness industries by absorbing locally grown and processed crops and raw materials. In this way, raw material producers who ordinarily would have had problems with marketing of their produce have readily available marketing outlets.
Description: An article published by Academic Journals
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12274
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