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Wasting Food In a Famine….

August 10, 2011

Hi Folks!

Here’s my take on the situation in northern Kenya for the Huffington Post- Comments appreciated!!


East Africa is facing a massive tragedy. And here’s the thing; severe drought is only the half of it.

While severely malnourished Somalis are fleeing across the Kenyan boarder to escape famine (and persecution), an estimated 3.7 million Kenyans in the northern regions of the country are starving and in need of immediate assistance.

What’s worse? Small landholder farmers, several hundred kilometers away in Kenya’s southern Rift Valley, are being forced to ditch their crops. It’s a complete lose-lose situation. Farmers aren’t getting any returns on the crops they’ve invested their backbreaking labor, sweat, and cash into; people across the country are dying of starvation…..

Read More on HuffPo; Wasted Food in a Famine: the Real Tragedy

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