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Weather instability, food scarcity and famine policy

Weather instability, food scarcity and famine policy

Zeitschrift fur Auslandische Landwirtschaft 14(4): 317-330

Agriculturalists who live in areas of unstable weather develop a variety of insurance mechanisms to cope with variable output. They accumulate various types of assets in good periods which are drawn upon when drought reduces production. They also develop specific migration patterns for cattle and humans.

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