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Title:Development, Drought, and Famine in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia
Author:Kloos, Helmut
Year:1982
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:25
Issue:4
Period:December
Pages:21-48
Language:English
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:political economy
famine
droughts
Drought and Desertification
Development and Technology
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Health and Nutrition
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/524399
Abstract:It is becoming increasingly clear that drought and famine do not always reflect cause-effect relationships and that the two may coexist independently and often become linked only through politico-economic conditions. The objective of this paper is to examine the interaction of physico-environmental and politico-economic factors contributing to the recurrence of drought since 1973 in the Awash Valley, where four pastoralist groups live, the Afar, Kereyu, Arsi and Jile Oromo. Sections: the Awash Valley and its indigenous population - development and drought in the Awash Valley - rainfall and river flooding - morbidity and mortality - responses to drought and famine. Fig. map, notes, ref.
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