Impact of landmines    
impact of landmines Steven Hansch 23.08.98
landmines reduce market access Steven Hansch 23.08.98
final word Steven Hansch 23.08.98

Date: Sun, 23 Aug 1998 01:33:18 -0500

From: Steven Hansch <>

Subject: impact of landmines


Dear CF and others :

While we know that landmines have a disproportionately large effect on lost agricultural production (land is not plowed even if there are no mines, if there is the uncertain fear of landmines), there has been little documentation of the extent of this effect.

We're doing a summary paper, at the congressional hunger center, on the agricultural production impact, and consequent influence on malnutrition, of landmines in complex emergencies. 

Results will be used to appeal to policy makers (e.g., US Gov) to support ban and assist demining.

Also, this week the World Bank will be convening a meeting on survey methods for measuring the social/economic impact of landmines that I will be advising on, working from within the Bank.

I wonder if I could obtain some field-based experiences, insights, simple data,

or survey methods from people how have some measure or observations on how food

production or reintegration was impaired due to landmines, from any corner of the world????????

many thanks,

Steve Hansch

Congressional Hunger Center

1915 Calvert St. #402

Washington DC 20009 usa

Date: Sun, 23 Aug 1998 01:42:43 -0500

From: Steven Hansch <>

Subject: Ngonut: landmines reduce market access

Mike G and NGOnut,

I neglected to ask, also, for insights or measures into reduced market access, in either direction:

-- farmers unable to bring food production to market; -- traders or wholesalers unable to move food; or, -- consumers unable to get to retail makets

This will be greatly appreciated.

Steve Hansch

Date: Sun, 23 Aug 1998 01:52:00 -0500

From: Steven Hansch <>

Subject: Ngonut: final word

In fact, has anyone ever made any estimates of the disability-adjusted life-years lost related to increased malnutrition, growth impairment, educability, work output that results from landmine-sewn areas and reduced food cultivation?

thanks again,

Steve Hansch