Impact of Food Insecurity on Peasant Livelihood

  • Elke Grawert


During the last few decades, food insecurity has grown in Sudan. Drawing from research on the famine of 1983–85 in western Sudan, causes of famine and how peasants cope are discussed in this chapter. The analysis of peasant action under stress is assumed to provide information on the relation between food security and long-term livelihood security and on the scope and limits of peasant livelihood-securing activities.


Food Security Food Insecurity Wage Labour Crop Failure Livelihood Security 
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© Elke Grawert 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elke Grawert
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  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of BremenGermany

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