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Collective Amnesia in Famine Response and Resilience-Building (IPS)

May 4, 2017

Suresh Babu, Head of Capacity Strengthening, authored an op-ed in the Inter Press Service about the need for development aid, directed toward drought- and conflict-vulnerable countries, to build resilient food systems in order to provide immediate relief and long-term development. The article goes on to explain that resilience of food systems relies on political, institutional and agricultural capacities as illustrated by examples from countries like Ethiopia and Bangladesh that in recent history have persevered through drought-conditions.