FARE 1300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Phytophthora Infestans, Peacekeeping, Critical Role

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Undernourishment (not receiving right amount of minerals in diet) > hunger (painful, lack of energy) > starvation > famine. The global response to the hunger problem" overseas development assistance (oda) policy initiatives. Elements of the course nature of the probe casual factors policy responses. Famines severe food shortages large scale localized limited duration complex causes. Critical role of potatoes catalyst - potato blight immediate death of estimated 1 million population decline of 2. 3 million. Irish potato famine policy responses technology trade poverty alleviation migration. Increased food exports catalyst - poor weather conditions estimated 30 million deaths. 1984 - 1985 lengthy periods of low rainfall catalyst - drought catalyst - drought significant fall in production. 1 million dead food production did not decline appreciably repsonse impeded by conflict collapse of livelihoods live aid late international response major international relief effort. Collapse of entitlements in ethiopian famine 1972 - 1974. Pastoralists > agriculture labourers > farmers > service providers (other traders)

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