The year 2008 was a perfect storm for hunger in Africa.
Our readers may remember the spikes in food prices around the world, brought on by a combination of drought, rising oil prices, the explosion of investment in biofuels (eating up land otherwise used for food production), falling grain stockpiles and commodity speculation. Rising food prices prompted riots and insurrection around the globe, particularly in Africa.
Elizabeth Wright of Concern Worldwide asks people to remember those living in urban parts of the Horn of Africa who are suffering from the drought. Today, the worst drought in 60 years ? combined with dramatic spikes in food prices ... Read Post
Last month Change.org ran a post about African farmers who are rejecting the Gates Foundation's anti-hunger efforts, instead demanding more control over their food system and agriculture research. Comments from Change.org readers go... Read Post