Anticipating and Responding to Drought Emergencies in Southern Africa: Lessons from the 2002-2003 Experience

This paper examines the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency response in southern Africa through the lens of the 2002/03 food crisis in the region. The authors outline improvements in information and operational procedures needed to enhance the response to future events. They also discuss national and regional trade regime changes that would reduce the need for emergency response, and consider what lessons the 2002/03 crisis may have for the role of Strategic Grain Reserves (SGRs).


Issue Date:
2006
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/54564
Total Pages:
49
JEL Codes:
Q18
Series Statement:
International Development Working Paper
89




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