Lack of understanding about famine and its complexity have made it
one of the most debated issues in economic analysis. Understanding the
causes and effects of famines may provide substantial solutions for
addressing various political and social problems. It must be viewed not
only as result of food supply shortage, but an aftermath of normal
market and governmental failure, as well. Other factors may contribute
to the occurrence of famine, including weak social infrastructure,
closed political regime and incompetent government.