Natural Disasters and Food Crises in Low-Income Countries: Macroeconomic Dimensions

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Olumuyiwa Adedeji

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jana Gieck Bricco

International Monetary Fund (IMF); Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Vera Kehayova

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March 2016

Abstract

The exposure of low-income countries to natural disasters has a significant impact on food production and food security. This paper provides a framework for assessing a country's vulnerability to food crisis in the event of natural disasters. The paper finds that macroeconomic and structural indicators that are crucial for ensuring the resilience of low-income countries to adverse external shocks are equally important for minimizing the occurrence of food crisis in the event of natural disasters.

Keywords: Natural disasters, Food decline, food, food crisis, food supply, food security, food production, Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economic Growth of Open Economies, All Countries,

JEL Classification: C25, E32, O11, F43

Suggested Citation

Adedeji, Olumuyiwa and Bricco, Jana and Kehayova, Vera, Natural Disasters and Food Crises in Low-Income Countries: Macroeconomic Dimensions (March 2016). IMF Working Paper No. 16/65. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2770299

Olumuyiwa Adedeji (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20431
United States

Jana Bricco

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Frankfurt
Germany

Vera Kehayova

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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