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Adaptable livelihoods : coping with food insecurity in the Malian Sahel

Author: Susanna Davies
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke [England] : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This books explains how food and livelihood insecurity can be predicted in order to identify ways of mitigating the threat of famine. The starting-point is the way in which different people in the Inner Niger Delta and surrounding drylands in Mali have adapted their livelihoods to confront successive droughts, creeping impoverishment and food insecurity. Data are derived from a local food monitoring system which
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susanna Davies
ISBN: 0333633865 9780333633861 0312126824 9780312126827
OCLC Number: 32200247
Description: xxii, 335 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Security and Vulnerability in Livelihood Systems --
3. Coping and Adapting --
4. Monitoring How People Feed Themselves --
5. Drought, Food Insecurity and Early Warning in Mali --
6. Livelihood Safety Nets: The Inner Niger Delta in the Sahel --
7. Livelihood Systems --
8. Production Entitlements --
9. Exchange Entitlements --
10. Coping and Adaptive Entitlements --
11. Tracking and Tackling Food Vulnerability.
Responsibility: Susanna Davies.

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This text asks whether famine can be prevented. It focuses on increased vulnerability rather than on episodes of famine, and describes a study of famine early-warning systems over a four-year period  Read more...

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