Famine in Africa: Causes, Responses and Preventionby Joachim Von Braun, Patrick Webb, International Food Policy Research Institute Staff, Tesfaye Teklu
Famine in Africa is a wide-ranging look at the complex causes of famine and an examination of measures to respond to and prevent the devastation of famine. Although famines can appear to arise suddenly, the authors argue that famines are actually a result of the long-term failure of institutions, organizations, and policies. Relying on a wealth of empirical research from Africa, Joachim von Braun, Tesfaye Teklu, and Patrick Webb draw lessons for policymakers and aid organizations that can help in the effort to remove future threats of famine.
Meet the Author
Joachim von Braun is director of the Center for Development Research and head of the Center's Economics Department at the University of Bonn, Germany. Tesfaye Teklu was formerly a research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C. Patrick Webb is on the faculty of Tufts University's School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston, Massachusetts.
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