In the midst of the 2002/3 food crisis in Southern Africa social scientists De Waal and Whiteside (well known for their respective work on the social construction of famines and the socio-economic impacts of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa), hypothesised in the Lancet that the AIDS pandemic was triggering a ‘new variant famine’ across Southern Africa – a region characterised by recurrent severe food shortages and high adult HIV prevalence rates. This short review considers the applicability of the ‘new variant famine’ hypothesis to Malawi.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Malawi Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- Food insecurity
- New variant famine
Robson, E., Ansell, N., van Blerk, L., Chipeta, L., & Hadju, F. (2007). AIDS and food insecurity: new variant famine in Malawi? Malawi Medical Journal, 19(4), 136-137. http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/bitstream/2438/3249/1/MMJ%20-%20AIDS%20and%20food%20insecurity.pdf