Analysis of the Medium-term Effects of Hurricane Mitch on Food Security in Central America

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Jan 1, 2001 - Food availability - 103 pages
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During the final week of October 1998, Hurricane Mitch - arguably the worst natural disaster of the twentieth century - hit Central America, and Honduras and Nicaragua in particular. Hurricane Mitch hit a region that was just recovering from the effects of the El Nino Southern Oscillation, with its formidable droughts, forest fires and floods. The destruction was especially significant among the rural population of small producers of basic grains (maize, beans and rice), because this sector of the population lives and farms on alluvial lands, floodplains and hillsides with poor soil and limited soil-management or soil-conservation systems.

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INTRODUCTION
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International Fund for Agricultural Development
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AVAILABILITY OF BASIC FOODS
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