El Nino and Hunger in Africa

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 much media attention.  But among aid professionals...

President Obama Speaking on Food Security At G8 Launch Event

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.