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Cover for 'Sheaves of corn in an autumn field': the 'hungry' walk to Delphi Lodge.

This chapter presents an account of a tragic episode during the Great Irish Famine, the Doolough Tragedy, and how today pilgrims retrace the steps of the victims in search of healing. The chapter examines the meaning of this human rights pilgrimage in light of historical facts and fallacies about...

Author(s)
Quinn, E. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Famine, hunger, society and climate change.

This chapter describes the association between famine, population growth and the Cold War and the apparent conquest of famine by the green revolution. Vegetarianism as a potential solution to world hunger, the inequality in food distribution, and food wastes are discussed. The ecological and social ...

Author(s)
Butler, C. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and global health.

This book describes the direct and indirect global impacts of climate change. It includes 30 chapters divided into 7 parts. Part I (Introduction) includes 2 chapters describing anthropocene and the impact of climate change on global health. Part II includes 4 chapters focusing on the primary health ...

Author(s)
Butler, C. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book
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Cover for Climate change and health in Africa.

This chapter describes climate change and its effect on agriculture and human health in Africa. The three main categories of health effects are discussed: primary (e.g., heatwaves, flooding and disasters); secondary, especially vector-borne diseases (e.g., malaria, yellow fever, dengue,...

Author(s)
Butler, C. D.; Mathieson, A.; Bowles, D. C.; Ana, G.; Cissé, G.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for "TSY Mitolike" and the birth of a project.

This chapter outlines the beginnings and evolution of the Upper Mandrare River Basin Development Project (PHBM) initiated in 1996 as a response to the severe food crisis that hit all of southern Madagascar in 1991 and 1992. The objective of the five-year project was to reduce rural poverty and to...

Author(s)
Shapiro, B.; Woldeyes, A.; Ramilison, H.; Rakotondratsima, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937393)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food aid crisis and communication about GM foods: experiences from Southern Africa.

This chapter reviews the food aid crisis of 2001-02 in southern Africa and examines how communication about genetically modified foods was handled in Zambia. The chapter examines: (i) the extent of the famine; (ii) the offer of humanitarian assistance in the form of GM maize by the WFP and other...

Author(s)
Mumba, L. E.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book chapter

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