Africa Analysis: Disaster warning not just about science

SciDev.Net: The East Africa famine calls into question the wisdom of investing in early warning systems without improving take-up, writes Linda Nordling. When the UN declared a state of famine in the Horn of Africa in July, one group of scientists was not surprised. In August 2010, the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) had issued a prediction of poor March--May rains this year. The tens of thousands of people that have died since then in East Africa, and the millions that remain......

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