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n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Analysing Southern African food security : assessing the New Variant Famine hypothesis : research article

Volume 72, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
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Abstract


Hierdie artikel ondersoek die Nuwe Variant Hongersnood-hipotese (NVH), geformuleer deur Alex de Waal gedurende die 2001-2003 voedselsekuriteitkrisis in Suidelike Afrika, as 'n moontlike wyse om voedselsekuriteit in dié streek te bestudeer. Die hipotese stel 'n hongersnood voor wat baie min moontlikheid op herstel bied en waarin MIV en VIGS 'n sentrale rol speel. Die skrywer stel voor dat die rol van MIV en VIGS met betrekking tot voedselsekuriteit as bydraend tot 'n dinamiese proses(se) van kwesbaarheid beskou word en dat dit nie in isolasie beskou word nie. Die skrywer stel verder voor dat analises op onderliggende drywers van kwesbaarheid fokus en nie op spesifieke gevalle van "hongersnood" / krisis nie.

This article investigates the New Variant Famine (NVF) hypothesis coined by Alex De Waal during the 2001-2003 Southern African food security crisis, as a tool for analysing food insecurity in the region. The NVF hypothesis depicts a protracted and extensive famine from which there is very little chance of recovery, in which HIV and AIDS are central to the widespread suffering of people. The author suggests that the role of HIV and AIDS on food security be considered as one contributing factor to a dynamic process(es) of vulnerability and not viewed in isolation. In addition it is suggested that analyses focus on underlying processes driving vulnerability and not on specific instances of "famine" or crisis.

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