Food Aid in Sudan

A History of Power, Politics and Profit

A comprehensive, historical study of one of the world's largest food aid programmes, interrogating the failures of contemporary humanitarianism and the wider crisis in the global food system. Les mer
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A comprehensive, historical study of one of the world's largest food aid programmes, interrogating the failures of contemporary humanitarianism and the wider crisis in the global food system.

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Preface
1. Introduction: Food Aid and Power

The Crisis in Sudan
What is Food Aid?
Analysing Food Aid, Power and Governance
Food Aid in Sudan
The Challenges of Fieldwork in Sudan

2. From Managing States and Supporting Livelihoods to Abandoning Populations

Managing States: Food Aid to Strengthen States and Benefit Donors
Managing Lives: Food Aid to Save Lives and Protect Livelihoods
Abandoning Populations: Food Aid, Global Instability and Resilience
Conclusions

3. Food Aid in Sudan: Government and Private Sector Response

Sudan's Protracted Crisis: Food, Governance and Inequality
The Early Years of Food Aid in Sudan: Urban Food Subsidies, Uneven Development and Refugees
Changes in Quantities and Types of International Food Aid in Sudan
The Famines of the 1980s and the Manipulation of Food Aid
Islamism, Self-sufficiency and War
Control over International Agencies and the Sudanisation of Food Aid
Conclusions

4. The Effects of Food Aid Practices in North Darfur

An Overview of Drought, Famine and Conflict in North Darfur
Food Aid in Response to Drought and Famine (the 1980s and 1990s)
The Darfur Crisis: Food Aid in the Early Years (2003-07)
The Later Years (2008-14): Reduced Food Aid and Access Restrictions
Indirect Effects of Reduced Food Aid
Are People Still Coping?
Conclusions

5. Perceptions of Food Aid: Politics, Dependency and Denial of Permanent Emergency

A Country of Food Aid Experts
The Government View of Food Aid
International Agencies: De-politicisation and Abandonment
International Agencies: The Denial of Permanent Emergency
Alternative Perceptions of Food Aid: Politics, War and Economic Benefits
Conclusions

6. Conclusions

What Brought about Change?
Continuities?
Impact of Food Aid Practices in Sudan's Protracted Emergency
Implications for Humanitarian and Food Aid Operations

Appendix 1: Chronology of Key Political Events in Sudan

Om forfatteren

Susanne Jaspars has worked in the field of humanitarian aid for over thirty years, both as a practitioner and researcher. She has worked for Medecins sans Frontieres, Oxfam, and the World Food Programme, in countries across east and central Africa. She has also conducted research for the Overseas Development Institute, and currently serves on the editorial board of the International Humanitarian Studies Association. Her previous works include Nutrition Matters: People, Food and Famine (co-authored with Helen Young, 1995).