GeoJournal

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 133–141 | Cite as

Causes of the famine among the rural population of the Sahelian zone of the Sudan

  • Ibrahim Fouad N. 
Article

Abstract

Taking the example of W Sudan, an analysis of the climatic incidents leading to the two recent famine disasters is made. On this natural background, the human side is investigated. Focus is directed towards the fragile economic structure of the famine-prone population groups. An early-warning system for famine in the Sahelian Zone is proposed taking grain production and storage, livestock development and the relationship between the prices of livestock and grain as major indicators.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ibrahim Fouad N. 
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BayreuthBayreuthFR Germany

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