December 1st Notes

December 1st Notes - 12/1 Sen: - Hunger and Famines; Crisis...

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12/1 Hunger and Famines; Crisis and Change; Evaluations Sen : - Nature of the problem o Global Hunger 2007-2008 Approaches this problem with his insights into famines Cause s: Multiple Causality Economic : underlying cause o Not decreasing production; Decreasing output per capita o Accelerating demand o Extremely asymmetric expansion of the global economy Political : underlying cause o Misguided policy biofuels Droughts and Crop Failures The underlying causes are hidden we have to recognize the problem Solutions : Women’s Empowerment Natural Disasters Devereux : Building off of Sen - Sequential Failures 1. Production : Malthusian Famine -Not enough food to feed everyone on earth a. b. Structural Adjustment programs and the withdrawal of State support for agriculture - Solutions: - Reducing Poverty -Support Agriculture by increasing research & increasing access to agricultural
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