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Barrios, Salvador, Luisito Bertinelli & Eric Strobl. 2003. Dry Times in Africa: Rainfall and Africa's Growth Performance. MPRA Paper 5705, University Library of Munich, Germany http://ideas.repec.org/p/pra/mprapa/5705.html (Accessed April 30, 2008)
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Human vulnerability and food insecurity – rainfall and economy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
For Sub-Saharan Africa, patterns in economic growth follow precipitation patterns closely. As rainfall has decreased over the last 30 years, so has the financial development. Rainfed agriculture represents a major share of the economy of these countries, as well as for domestic food supply. Improved water resources management and a wider resource base are critical to the stability and security that is required for economic development.