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Famine in Africa


, : Famine in Africa. Research and Exploration 10(2): 158-171

This research determines whether all households in a community are equally affected by famine and what households do to ward off starvation. The study was undertaken in seven sites in Ethiopia from 1988-90. Information on production, income and food consumption is disaggregated by agroecological zones and socioeconomic strata.


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