UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

The Impact of Droughts and Floods on Food Security and Policy Options to Alleviate Negative Effects

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AUTHOR Stephen Devereux
ORGANIZATION Agricultural Economics Journal
TYPE Journal Article
DATE 2007
TOPIC Child-sensitive social protection
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

This article introduces an analytical framework for understanding the impacts of droughts and floods on rural livelihoods, and applies the framework to the recent food crises in Malawi. Weather shocks trigger a sequence of entitement, which can result in a famine unless public action intervenes to mitigate these impacts. Policy responses can compensate for failures of production-based entitlement, labour-based entitlement, trade based entitlement and transfer-based entitlement.        


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