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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Famine and famine early warning : some contributions by geographers

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HUTCHINSON C.F. ;

Abstract

After the famines in sub-Saharan Africa in the 1970s, the international community developed early warning systems of food security emergencies. Much of the theory employed to operationalize the information technology has come from geographers. The theory moves away from ideas of supply failure and toward the understanding of famine as a social phenomenon in which the means of access it have failed. However, the theory does incorporate (environmental) vulnerability assessments that can be mapped prior to emergencies. - (SLD)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Yearbook - Association of Pacific Coast Geographers / ISSN 0066-9628

Editor : Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR - ETATS-UNIS (1935)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 63 [pp. 139-144]

Bibliographic references : 8 ref.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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