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Challenges and Coping Strategies for Drought-induced Food Shortage: The Case of Humbo Woreda of Snnpr

by Elias Getahun Sankura

Jun 1, 2006

The key question for this research is why does the Humbo community remain vulnerable to the drought-induced food shortage regardless of efforts made by the Government, NGO's and the households? The research reports that among the key causes of drought-induced food shortages, the major once are categorized under natural and man made stress; natural or environmental stress includes absence or shortage of rain, land degradation, soil infertility, inset/pest out break, and epidemic.