Famine in Africa - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080279985, 9781483284842

Famine in Africa

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Conference of a Working Group on Famine in Africa, Held at Kinshasa, Zaire, in January 1980

Editors: J. P. Carter
eBook ISBN: 9781483284842
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st March 1982


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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

Table of Contents

(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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About the Editor

J. P. Carter

Affiliations and Expertise

Tulane University, Louisiana