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Famine in Africa

This report summarises the causes of famine in Africa and reviews some of the more significant complications that may arise, such as infection, migration and social and behavioural change. A series of resolutions and recommendations are presented concerned with the improvement of techniques of famine prevention, detection and relief on the African continent and elsewhere

Of interest to nutritionists, planners, economists, and agriculturalists


Published: March 1982

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-027998-5


  • (partial) Introduction, J. Holt


    Description of a typical food system, R. Hay

    The importance of deserts in Africa, F. Sai

    Food systems of Bas Zaire, K. Nkamany et al.

    Food systems of Lesoto, P. Ngakane

    The food system of Botswana, B. Dintwa

    Ethiopia case study, A. Mewaee

    CEMUBAC's program in the Kivu mountains, P. Goyens

    Great famines and their relevance, J.P. Carter

    The physiology of fasting, famine, starvation and stress, J.P. Carter

    Social responses during severe food shortages and famine, adapted from R. Dirks, J.P. Carter

    Production, processing and preservation of food staples, H. Guggenheim & R. Pariser

    Food losses during storage, R. Pariser

    Food distribution and dependency, N. Baumslag

    Nutrition surveillance and famine relief, M.A. Anderson

    FAO early warning system, M. Frere & R. Saran

    Decision support systems for famine prevention and control, H. Guggenheim & H.D. Ojha

    President's Commission on World Hunger, T. Stephens


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