Africa

21st century famines have nothing to do with a lack of food

Famine killed nearly 75 million people in the 20th century, but had virtually disappeared in recent decades. Image: © UNICEF/UN053461/Modola

Daniel Maxwell

Professor of Food Security, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

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