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Drought and hunger in Africa : denying famine a future

Author: Michael H Glantz; National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.)
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This volume presents a synthesis of the ideas that emerged from a colloquium held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Glantz; National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.)
ISBN: 0521368391 9780521368391 9780521326797 0521326796
OCLC Number: 19466113
Notes: "Based on presentations at a colloquium held in Boulder, Colorado, in August 1985"--Preface.
Description: xx, 457 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface; Foreword Bradford Morse; Part I. Physical and Social Setting: 1. Global climate change and variability: effects on drought and desertification in Africa Eugene M. Rasmusson; 2. some aspects of meteorological drought in Ethiopia Workineh Degefu; 3. Drought and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa Michael H. Glantz; 4. African pastoralism and poverty: some implications for drought and famine Michael M. Horowitz and Peter D. Little; 5. Part II. Internal-External Perspectives: 5. The decline of African agriculture: an internalist perspective Michael F. Lofchie; 6. Internal factors that generate famine Robert J. Cummings; 7. Towards a political economy of the African crisis: diplomacy, debates and dialectics Timothy M. Shaw; 8. Linking and sinking: economic externalities and the persistence of destitution and famine in Africa Randall Baker; Part III. Case Studies: 9. Drought, environment and food security: some reflections on peasants, pastoralists and commoditization in dryland West Africa Michael Watts; 10. Drought, food and the social organization of small farmers in Zimbabwe Michael Bratton; 11. The social impact of drought in Ethiopia: oxen, households, and some implications for rehabilitation James McCann; 12. role of government in combatting food shortages: lessons from Kenya 1984-85 John M. Cohen and David B. Lewis; 13. The social impacts of planned settlement in Burkina Faso Della E. McMillan; 14. Evolution of food rationing systems with reference to African group farms in the context of drought William I. Torry; 15. The role of non-government organizations in famine prevention Michael F. Scott; Part IV. Lessons for the Future: 16. food self-sufficiency in Malawi: are successes transferable? J. Gus Liebenow; 17. Famine relief policy in India: six lessons for Africa Michelle B. McAlpin; 18. Famine and famine relief: viewing Africa in the 1980s from China in the 1920s Lillian M. Li; 19. Denying famine a future: concluding remarks Rhys Payne, Lynette Rummel and Michael J. Glantz; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Michael H. Glantz.

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