Famine in Africa: Causes, Responses and Prevention

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Though famine has affected many parts of the world in the twentieth century, the conditions that produce famine -- extreme poverty, armed conflict, economic and political turmoil, and climate shocks -- are now most prevalent in Africa. Researchers differ on how to address this problem effectively, but their arguments are often not informed by empirical analysis from a famine context. Broadening current theories and models of development for conquering famine, Famine in Africa grounds its findings in long-term ...

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Overview

Though famine has affected many parts of the world in the twentieth century, the conditions that produce famine -- extreme poverty, armed conflict, economic and political turmoil, and climate shocks -- are now most prevalent in Africa. Researchers differ on how to address this problem effectively, but their arguments are often not informed by empirical analysis from a famine context. Broadening current theories and models of development for conquering famine, Famine in Africa grounds its findings in long-term empirical research, especially on the impact of famine on households and markets.

The authors present the results of field work and other research from numerous parts of Africa, with a particular focus on Botswana, Ethiopia, Niger, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. With these data, the authors explain the factors that cause famines and assess efforts to mitigate and prevent them. Famine in Africa is an important resource for international development specialists, students, and policymakers.

"A famine is a catastrophic disruption of the social, economic, and institutional systems that provide for food production, distribution, and consumption. For a long time famines have been considered anomalies -- crises that must be remedied by short-term relief activities so that the normal processes of development can be resumed... We now know differently. Famines can destroy not just life, but also the hope of development. They can make progress infinitely more difficult than it had been before. Relief operations alone, even if successful in terms of saving lives, are not a sound basis for a sustainable future. More -- much more -- is needed." -- from the Introduction

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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)
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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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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures ix
Foreword xiii
Preface xv
1 Introduction 1
2 A Conceptual Basis for Research on Famine in Africa 6
3 Policy Failure, Conflict, and Famine 15
4 Production Failure and Climate Shocks 31
5 Rural Population Pressure and Urban Change as Famine Causes and Consequences 52
6 Market Success and Market Failure 70
7 Household Food Insecurity and Famine 90
8 Policies and Programs to Mitigate and Prevent Famines 123
References 189
Index 207
About the Authors 219
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