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DHP D242: Famine, Livelihoods, and Resilience: Food Security Analysis and Response in Crisis

Course Description

After a decade of absence, famine returned with a vengeance in Somalia in 2011, and  in 2017-18, there were four countries at imminent risk of famine. While this return highlights the extreme risks  of famine, particularly in conflict-affected areas, it also raises again the limited progress made in addressing the underlying causes of severe food insecurity. “Resilience” has been the good word of the decade, but limited progress has been made in building greater resilience among the poorest or most marginalized populations, and the livelihoods of these populations are under more stress now than ever. This class will draw primarily on the international experience of the co-leaders but will attempt to draw on domestic US cases as well. This seminar  class will consider new (and some not so new) approaches to this kind of the understanding and analysis of, and response to, food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition among crisis-prone populations.

Students can register for this course as either 3.0 or 1.5 SHUs. Students must register for 3.0 SHUs and then contact FletcherRegistrar@tufts.edu to register for 1.5 to have their enrollment adjusted.

Course faculty: Daniel G. Maxwell
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Spring 2021

Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Final Exam

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