Famine in Africa: Causes, Responses and Prevention by Joachim Von Braun, Patrick Webb, International Food Policy Research Institute Staff, Tesfaye Teklu |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Famine in Africa: Causes, Responses and Prevention

Famine in Africa: Causes, Responses and Prevention

by 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

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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.

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This analysis of the famine dilemma in Africa from the 1960s to the present is replete with statistics and maps rather than the faces of hunger (other than the cover photo). Arguing that famines are the preventable consequence of long-term institutional/policy failure, the authors, respectively, are with the U. of Bonn, Tufts U., and (formerly) the International Food Policy Research Institute<-->the book's sponsor. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801861215
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/07/1998
Series:
International Food Policy Research Institute Ser.
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.90(d)

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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