The 2004 Niger Food Crisis: What Role Can Price Discovery Play in Famine Early Warning Systems?

@inproceedings{Vitale2006The2N,
  title={The 2004 Niger Food Crisis: What Role Can Price Discovery Play in Famine Early Warning Systems?},
  author={Jeffrey Dunn Vitale and David A. Bessler},
  year={2006}
}
The 2005 food crisis centered in Niger received worldwide attention and extensive media coverage. Crops suffered from poor rainfall and were plagued by locusts throughout the growing season. Malnutrition flourished with the sudden disruption in food supplies. One-fifth of Niger's children suffered from moderate to severe forms of malnutrition by the summer of 2005. In an era of increased awareness and the introduction of famine early warning systems, the development community was left wondering… CONTINUE READING

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