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Anatomy of a Famine
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Anatomy of a Famine: multifactorial failures of adaptive capacity to climate and social shocks.
This worksheet relies heavily on the data resources presented by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit – Somaliaand the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS Net).
This worksheet uses maps, tables, and graphs to guide you in analyzing a tragic famine in Somalia between 2010 and 2012 as a case of adaptive capacity and vulnerability (see Module 9.2 for the definition of a famine). As many as 260,000 people died in this famine, half of them children under five years old (optional: see Somalia famine 'killed 260,000 people', May 2, 2013). You should read carefully through the case study presented in the worksheet (download above) and answer the question in each section, e.g. "Question A1" and the two summary questions at the end. Submit the filled in the worksheet using the course management software at your institution.
Submitting Your Assignment
You will submit a completed worksheet to the course management software at your institution.
Grading Information and Rubric
This assignment is worth a total of 40 points.
|Worksheet section A: biophysical shocks||4 points Quality and correctness of answers, level of detail, evidence of effort and thought|
|Worksheet section B: the response of crop yield, questions B1-B8.||16 points quality and correctness of answers, level of detail, evidence of effort and thought|
|Worksheet section C: war and insecurity aspects, Question C1||4 points Quality and correctness of answer, level of detail, evidence of effort and thought|
|Worksheet section D: food prices and vulnerability.||4 points Quality and correctness of answers, level of detail, evidence of effort and thought|
|Worksheet Section F: Questions F1 and F2||6 points each, 12 points total: adaptive capacity undermined by shocks, detail, connections and understanding demonstrated by concept map and labeling of human and natural system components.|