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Ending famine in the 21st century

A conference called "Ending Famine in the 21st Century" was held at IDS from 27th February to 1st March and was attended by famine experts, academics and policy-makers from Europe North America, Africa and Asia. The conference was part of a broader project whose overall purpose is to synthesise theoretical debates and empirical experiences into a new famine prevention policy agenda for the 21st century. A number of short papers were presented covering theoretical issues as well as case studies of recent famines and averted famines. The papers can be found on the website http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/pvty/Famine/famupdate.html. A follow-up workshop for regional practitioners will be held in Nairobi in late April or early May co-sponsored by CARE East Africa and FEWS NET. The main outputs of the famine project will be an edited book and an accessible handbook for the use of donors and NGO practitioners.

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Ending famine in the 21st century. Field Exchange 15, April 2002. p14. www.ennonline.net/fex/15/ending

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