How to identify food deserts in Amazonian cities?

Davies, Gemma and Frausin Bustamante, Gina Giovanna and Parry, Luke Thomas Wyn (2016) How to identify food deserts in Amazonian cities? In: Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 24th Annual Conference GISRUK 2016. UNSPECIFIED, London.

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Abstract

Food deserts are areas without affordable access to healthy foods. This paper explores whether food deserts are present within urban areas of the Brazilian Amazon. The availability and price of a variety of food products was surveyed in a total of 304 shops, across 3 cities in 2015. Least-cost distances were calculated to estimate travel distance to access products, with map overlay used to help identify areas with poor access to a variety of healthy food - these were defined as food deserts.

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21 Apr 2016 10:58
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