1st Edition

Famine Its Causes, Effects and Management

Edited By John R.K. Robson Copyright 1981

    In Famine (1981), a collection of essays by experts from the developing world and advanced agricultural societies, the authors share their ecological perspectives and provide an insight into the multiple causes of famine. They examine the fact that the main cause of famine is more likely to be as a result of human actions, rather than the vagaries of climate, and look at whether planned intervention by governments and relief agencies may compound the problems already existing.

    Part 1. The Ecological Systematics of Famine  1. Introduction John R.K. Robson  2. The Ecology of Famine: An Overview George W. Cox  3. An Approach Towards a Theory of Famine Mohiuddin Alamgir  4. Ecosystems and Famine Dwain W. Patrick  Part 2. The Individual’s Health During Famine  5. Introduction John R.K. Robson  6. Physiology of Acute Starvation in Man George F. Cahill, Jr.  7. The Role of Disease in the Ecology of Famine Frederick B. Bang  Part 3. Food and Famine  8. Introduction John R.K. Robson  9. The Concept of Food Supply System with Special Reference to the Management of Famine Roger W. Hay  10. Issues in the Provision of Food Aid Following Disasters Frederick C. Cuny  11. On Strategies and Programs for Coping with Large Scale Food Shortages Thomas J. Manetsch  Part 4. Selected Case Studies of Famine  12. Introduction John R.K. Robson  13. Environment: A Critical Aspect of Development and Food Production in Bangladesh Leonard Berry  14. The Famine Syndrome: Its Definition for Relief and Rehabilitation in Bangladesh Bruce Currey  15. The Causes and Effects of Famine in the Rural Population: A Report from Bangladesh M. Mujibur Rahaman  16. Man-Made Famines: Some Geographical Insights from an Exploratory Study of a Millennium of Russian Famines W.A. Dando  17. Adjustment of Food Behaviour During Famine Adel P. Den Hartog


    John R.K. Robson