Paul Howe addresses how famines are formed

According to the United Nations’ annual Global Report on Food Crises, 281.6 million people faced acute hunger in 2023.

The UN has also raised the alarm about imminent food and nutrition crises in Gaza, Sudan, Haiti, and other countries around the world.

In an article in The Conversation, Feinstein Director Paul Howe explores how and under what conditions famines form. He explains his famine systems model, which identifies five elements that describe the evolution of these crises.

Howe correlates elements of the famine systems model to crises currently facing the world, noting that timely intervention can prevent famine systems from forming.

Howe is the Irwin H. Rosenberg Professor of Nutrition and Human Security at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Read the article here.