Seasonal Dimensions to Rural Poverty

Published on 1 January 1981

The process which has led to this book was sparked off by the discovery in a seminar at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex that in both northern Nigeria and a part of Bangladesh there was a peak in births in the late wet season. This led organisers and participants to examine the ramifications of tropical seasonality, paying particular attention to interrelationships among various disciplines —geography, economics, sociology, medicine, nutrition and demography, to mention but some. The Conference on Seasonal Dimensions to Rura l Poverty which followed was organised jointly by Robert Chambers and Richard Longhurst of IDS and by David Bradley and Richard Feachem of the Ross Institute of Tropical Hygiene, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The conference was financed by IDS, and held from 4-7 July 1978.


Robert Chambers

Research Associate

Richard Longhurst

Research Associate


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