Natural Disasters and Food Crises in Low-Income Countries : Macroeconomic Dimensions

Author/Editor:

Olumuyiwa S Adedeji ; Jana Gieck-Bricco ; Vera V Kehayova

Publication Date:

March 16, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The exposure of low-income countries to natural disasters has a significant impact on food production and food security. This paper provides a framework for assessing a country’s vulnerability to food crisis in the event of natural disasters. The paper finds that macroeconomic and structural indicators that are crucial for ensuring the resilience of low-income countries to adverse external shocks are equally important for minimizing the occurrence of food crisis in the event of natural disasters.

Series:

Working Paper No. 16/65

English

Publication Date:

March 16, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513596013/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2016065

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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