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Title:Drought and famine relationships in Sudan: policy implications
Authors:Teklu, TesfayeISNI
Braun, Joachim vonISNI
Zaki, Elsayed Ali AhmedISNI
Series:Research report (ISSN 0886-7372)
City of publisher:Washington, DC
Publisher:International Food Policy Research Institute
Geographic term:Sudan
Abstract:Sudan has experienced severe food shortages and famines during the 1970s and 1980s. The research questions of the present study are: What are the determinants of famine in Sudan? What role does drought play? Who is affected? And what has been the experience with private coping responses, including market and household reactions, and with public action, including policies and programmes for dealing with the famine problem? The study traces the effects of drought on production, markets, consumption, and nutrition, focusing on the 1984/1985 famine, its origin and aftermaths. Quantitative analyses in the study are based on household-level data specifically collected for this research in Kordofan and Darfur, western Sudan, available data from other sources, and market and sector-level information.