Famine and food security in Ethiopia

lessons for Africa

The prevalent and generally accepted image of famine in Ethiopia has been one of hopeless inevitability with food shortage and starvation being an unavoidable consequence of environmental hardship combined with economic and political mismanagement and social chaos. This book challenges this received view by using the authors’ intimate and extensive research in the region to show that famine is not, and was not, inevitable in Ethiopia.

Author: 
Webb, Patrick
von Braun, Joachim
Published date: 
1994
Publisher: 
Published on behalf of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) by John Wiley
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