En-en adult card 37 famines

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Card #37: Famines

Causes Consequences
Front of the card "Famines"

Starvation can be caused by lower agricultural yields and by the reduction of marine biodiversity.




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Other causes

  • Freshwater resources if we consider that a famine is not only a lack of food but also a lack of water.

Other consequences

To go further

12th March 2020: The Food and Agriculture Organization warns of a new locust invasion in Kenya in Somalia and Ethiopia (terrestrial biodiversity) that poses an unprecedented threat to food security (lower agricultural yields)[1].

Decrease in the quantity of fruit trees in the Sahel[2].

Crop yields in South Asia declining despite technological improvements[3].