Ghana Street Food Project
The Ghana Street Foods Project is a partnership between the University of Copenhagen, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the Food Research Institute with the aim of Enhancing the performance and growth potential of street food vending for accelerated socio-economic development in Ghana.
The goal of the Project is to provide research-based knowledge that will improve understanding in the urban street food vending subsector and thereby provide the basis for developing small businesses which will be a viable tool for economic growth and development in Ghana.
- To map out and describe the regulatory and institutional set-up and dynamics of the urban street food vending sector in Ghana
- To obtain in-depth understanding on constraints, practices and perceptions of Street Food Vendors and their customers.
- To assess the performance and economic viability of street food vending
- To formulate strategies to address business-related constraints
- To assess the food quality and food safety in selected segments of street food vendors and identify critical control points to improve safety and quality.
- To disseminate and communicate research findings to scientific communities, international organizations, local stakeholders and general public
The Street foods project is organized in five Work Packages (WP) which captures the various themes in the project.