Perspectives on drought and famine in Nigeria by G. Jan van Apeldoorn

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Published by Allen & Unwin in London, Boston .

Written in English

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  • Nigeria.


  • Famines -- Nigeria.,
  • Droughts -- Nigeria.

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Bibliography: p. [170]-178.

Book details

StatementG. Jan van Apeldoorn.
LC ClassificationsHC1055.Z9 F33 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 184 p. :
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3882978M
ISBN 100043011357
LC Control Number81210573

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This book embodies the results of thirteen years of research in drought-prone rural areas in the semi-arid zone of northern Nigeria. It describes the patterns of adaptive behaviour observed among Hausa, Ful'be and Manga communities in response to recurrent drought in the s and s. The question of desertification is explored in an area where the visible evidence of moving sand dunes is.

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Its concluding proposals for eradicating famine make innovative and provocative contributions to current global debates on food and nutrition. Parts of Africa and the Middle East face their worst drought in almost 70 years with a significant risk of starvation leading to “mass deaths”, the United Nations refugee agency has warned.

Four countries – Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – stand on. The Last Days —Famine, Plague, Pollution— And Kingdom Preaching In his book Mirage of Health, René Dubos wrote: “Malaria, other protozoan infections, and worm infestations are the source of physiological and economic misery in most underprivileged areas.” As a consequence, “millions upon millions of human beings in Asia, Africa.

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He said, “The difference between a drought and a famine is down to : Ivana Kvesic. Groups such as the World Food Program and Care are joining forces to create all-women-managed cereal banks in villages throughout the drought Author: Caitlin Aylward. Hazards and Crisis: A Political Economy of Drought and Famine in Northern Nigeria Michael Watts Antipode 15 (1), Introduction During the early s much of the Sahel and northern Sudanic savannas of West Africa was gripped by a devastating famine which had its origins in a run of drought years in the late s.Hazards: A Village Perspective on Drought and Peasant Economy in savannas, and particularly under drought-famine conditions, this sort of surmise must remain highly speculative.

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The Northeast of Nigeria is teetering on the brink of famine as 5 million people are in urgent need of food assistance, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said today.

All actors, including the international community, the Nigerian government, and the UN should acknowledge the scale and address the humanitarian crisis and shift away from a perspective of large scale recovery .

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