Essays about: "Famine"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 33 essays containing the word Famine.

  1. 1. Belgen and the Parental Purse: The Impact of the Karamoja Famine on Intra-Household Resource Allocations

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Matthew Latham; [2020]
    Keywords : Human Capital; Differential Investment; Famine; Health; Uganda; Factor Analysis; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : Early-life health shocks can have very serious long-term consequences for those exposed to them, a fact which must be considered when parents make decisions with regards to allocating resources across their children. Here, the 1980 famine in Karamoja, Uganda is used as a natural experiment in which to test whether parental investment responses reinforce or compensate the impacts of early-life shocks. READ MORE

  2. 2. NDVI time series analysis for desert locust outbreak detection and quantification analysis of its impact on vegetation productivity of Sahel

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Evangelos Oikonomopoulos; [2020]
    Keywords : Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis; Primary Productivity; Desert Locust; NDVI; Time Series Analysis; Outbreak Detection; Food Security; Sahel; Insect Disturbances; GEM; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : It has been shown that the semi-arid environment of the Sahelian belt plays an important role in the global carbon uptake as the fluctuation of its primary productivity can be determinant for the global carbon uptake. The insect Schistocerca gregaria commonly known as the desert locust is a disturbance factor that can affect the vegetation productivity for consecutive seasons. READ MORE

  3. 3. Polyhydroxyalkanoate Production from Municipal Waste Streams

    University essay from KTH/Resursåtervinning

    Author : Elsa Eriksson; [2020]
    Keywords : Polyhydroxyalkanoate; volatile fatty acids; mixed culture; bioreactor; municipal waste streams; Polyhydroxialkanoat; flyktiga fettsyror; blandad kultur; bioreaktor; kommunalt avfall;

    Abstract : Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are a group of bioplastics, which are produced through microorganisms. They are accumulated in granules inside bacteria’s cell cytoplasm and serve as an energy reserve. READ MORE

  4. 4. Depicting Displacement and Humanitarian Crisis

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Historiska institutionen

    Author : Hannah Spraggs; [2020]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : This study aims to provide an Anglo-Swedish perspective on displacement and humanitarian crisisin post-war Europe through an analysis of photographs and supporting text published by Swedishand British pictorial magazines Se and Picture Post during the period 1945 – 1946. The researchexplores photographs concerning the themes of fallen destiny and fate, humanitarian relief,organisation of displaced persons and civilians rising from ruin. READ MORE

  5. 5. Forecast-based Humanitarian Action and Conflict : Promises and pitfalls of planning for anticipatory humanitarian response to armed conflict

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Author : Loic Hostetter; [2019]
    Keywords : humanitarian; humanitarian action; international aid; forecast-based financing; forecast-based action; humanitarian aid; international humanitarian aid; FbF; FbA; anticipatory humanitarian action; Loic Hostetter; German Red Cross; Red Cross Movement; Start Fund; Start Network; early warning; early warning system; anticipatory humanitarian response; EWS; FbA;

    Abstract : Practitioners of Forecast-based Action (FbA) argue that a humanitarian response able to utilize forecasts to accurately predict disaster, secure funding, and take action before the onset of a crisis will benefit donors and beneficiaries alike. In search of effective and efficient early-action regimes, a number of major humanitarian actors are developing FbA projects of various designs, predominantly in response to natural disaster and famine. READ MORE