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Title:West Africa's Worst Year of Famine
Author:Derrick, Jonathan
Year:1984
Periodical:African affairs: the journal of the Royal African Society
Volume:83
Issue:332
Period:July
Pages:281-299
Language:English
Geographic term:Sahel
Subjects:famine
droughts
Drought and Desertification
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/722349
Abstract:The vast savannah region stretching from Senegal to Chad is as vulnerable as ever to one single year of inadequate rains, and two successive ones, in 1982 and 1983, have proved disastrous. The author looks at the impact of the drought, the problems of trading and storage both of locally grown food crops and of famine relief supplies, the social consequences of drought, and the success of irrigation projects and schemes to combat erosion. Notes.
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