Northeast Africa

Famine and survival strategies : a case study from northeast Ethiopia

Upphovsperson: Dessalegn, Rahmato
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1991
Ämnesord: Wollo - Etiopien, Etiopien, Northeast Africa, East Africa, Famine, Food shortage, Food production, Rural population, Agriculture, Economic conditions, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
This study importantly changes the focus to what happens before a famine comes, and how the peasants prepare for it. Paradoxically, the author concludes that it is in the years of recovery that the seeds of famine are sown. The study revolves around a case study in the awraja (district) in the Ambassel Wollo province in northeastern Ethiopia. The author also critically examines other literature on famine response.