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Famine and Food Security in Ethiopia: Lessons for Africa
     

Famine and Food Security in Ethiopia: Lessons for Africa

by Patrick Webb, Joachim von Braun
 

A contribution to the ongoing academic and professional search for knowledge which improves understanding of why famine is disposed to Africa. This is achieved by a concise presentation of major issues, illustrated by grass-roots examples that are fresh and unique. Contains information disaggregated across household types, regions and gender. Goes beyond media

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A contribution to the ongoing academic and professional search for knowledge which improves understanding of why famine is disposed to Africa. This is achieved by a concise presentation of major issues, illustrated by grass-roots examples that are fresh and unique. Contains information disaggregated across household types, regions and gender. Goes beyond media headlines to present human stories upon which future famine prevention can be built.

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Garnsey studies the systems of food supply and their breakdown in the ancient Mediterranean (600 BC-AD). He considers the effects and responses of both peasants and urban populations and provides detailed case-studies of Athens, Rome, and other classical city states. The authors' research with some 500 Ethiopian families shows that famine is not inevitable in Ethiopia. They define famine as a development issue, detail trends in food production and availability, and discuss household coping methods, the pastoral experience, and public response to famine. Of interest to students in African studies, geography, economics, and rural studies, as well as aid workers and policy makers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780471948216
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/13/1994
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

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