He suggests how people can benefit from the changes in food geographies at various scales. In addition, he examines the ideological, scientific and practical rationales that are behind the agricultural and food policies that introduced the French beans to West Africa. Throughout the article, Freidberg traces the modern food geography in Burkina Faso using the two senses that get identified by Nash and Graham. It includes the modern era and pay attention to the social-spatial relationships and multiple identities.Freidberg points out that the region had transformation on the food consumption preferences. He argued that dietary preferences, agricultural policies, and the French colonial’s health concerns transformed the regional diet in Burkina Faso. For instance, the region had cash crop production expansion in the 20th century making the farm laborers and small farmers more dependent for their food. Freidberg explains further explains the changes in food consumption as cultural and social practice.Freidberg shows how qualitative research can illuminate the relationship between the meanings of food and changing geography. He suggests geography can contribute to the consumption’s historical study. He examines in areas where many day-to-day practices of consumption that have happened outside the economy of formal market and off the historical. Sidneys and Freidbergs.
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