The Constant Catastrophe. Malnutrition, Famines and Drought by Rolando V. Garcia

By Rolando V. Garcia

The second one quantity of Drought and guy reporting the lengthy, in-depth examine arrange by way of IFIAS and the Aspen Institute following the Sahel drought investigates dying because of malnutrition in Latin the USA, Ethiopia, China and India and dietary guidelines leading to foodstuff rationing in differing components of the realm. it really is proven that the normal different types of ''development-underdevelopment'' has no predictive worth so far as foodstuff is worried, that ''development'' may irritate the location, and that the matter is eventually poltical

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1, 1978, pp. 62-73. 12 The role of "modern" and "traditional" agriculture coexisting in developing countries is analyzed by Portantiero in his contribution to Volume 3. 13 Asac. Lovrell, Investigation en Sociologic Medica: 1° parte, Salud Problema, N o . 1, Mexico, January 1977. CHAPTER 4 The Problem of Measuring Malnutrition IT IS a sad paradox that the occurrence of certain tragedies is linked causally with an incapacity to record their existence of the damages that they produce. This is the case of the drought and famine which struck certain countries circa 1972, or with the phenomena of chronic h u m a n malnutrition which is the day-to-day lot of hundreds of millions of people.

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The nutritional situation of the poorer groups of the population, particularly of children, has deteriorated in the last two years, due to the rapid rise in food prices". 1) Although this study shows that the problem is much more complex than one caused by rapidly rising food prices, it has to be stressed that the new interest in h u m a n malnutrition, which is however still smaller than the problem warrants, is spurred by the fact that it is being acknowledged a m o n g Public Health experts as a much more widespread p h e n o m e n o n than was previously recognized.

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