One of the most important global stories going into the New Year will be the effect of El Nino on food supplies in the Horn of Africa and in Southern Africa. So far, this looming threat has not garnered too...
Yes. But it will take smart policy, argues Gordon Conway.
As host of this week's G-8 meeting, President Obama gets to set certain thematic and action oriented program items. All day today, there is a forum on food security being hosted in Washington, DC with a rotating roster of heads of state, diplomats and experts in the field. President Obama will address the forum at around 10 am.
As the Sahara steadily creeps southward thanks to climate change, the dry spells experienced in this region are becoming lengthier.
The United Nations is set to declare that there is a famine ongoing in southern Somalia.
We really ought to be bracing ourselves for a serious humanitarian emergency in the coming months.
In a report out today, the World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization classify 22 countries as suffering from what they call "protracted crisis." Which countries make the cut and why?