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Democracy in Development: Food Crisis in the Sahel

by Isobel Coleman
July 5, 2012

A man gathers rice spilled from a food convoy that arrived in the northeastern Malian city of Gao, June 12, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters). A man gathers rice spilled from a food convoy that arrived in the northeastern Malian city of Gao, June 12, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters).

Yesterday I published a post on my blog, Democracy in Development, about the food crisis in Africa’s Sahel and the political instability in Mali. I discuss the need for both immediate aid and longer-term solutions to bolster food security. As I note:

Already, some 18 million people in the Sahel region are confronting a severe food shortage. The hunger crisis is most immediately tied to inadequate rainfall, small crop yields, and high food prices, but conflict makes the situation all the more severe.

You can read the full post here.

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